Tragic and Sad Loss of Nora O’Brien

NBC legend Nora O’Brien has tragically died at the age of 44 after suffering a fatal brain aneurysm.

According to the Contra Costa Times, O’Brien complained of dizziness and collapsed at about 9:20 p.m. She was pronounced dead shortly before 10 p.m. at Marin General Hospital.

O’Brien came to NBC family in January 2008, when she was named Vice President of drama programming at Universal Media Studios, which merged with the network in December. At the studio, she worked on the upcoming NBC drama series “The Philanthropist,” among other projects.

O’Brien joined NBC from sister cable network Sci Fi, where she was Vice President of original programming for four years. There, she developed episodic and long form programs including the miniseries “The Lost Room” and worked as a programming executive on “Stargate SG-1” and “Stargate Atlantis.”

“Our hearts go out to her family and friends during this difficult and tragic time

Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi has also posted a heart felt entry in his online blog, which you can read here