Screenwriter and producer Thomas T.S. Cook, best known for penning the 1979 thriller The China Syndrome died Saturday after battling cancer. He was 65. Cook, a Cleveland, Ohio native, received Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for Best Screenplay for The China Syndrome, an honor he shared with co-writers Mike Gray and James Bridges. Cook was a decades-long active member of the Writers Guild of America and a “tenacious advocate” for writers, his longtime manager Jeff Aghassi tells Deadline. Cook was honored by the WGA in 1980 for The China Syndrome. He also received an Emmy nomination for penning The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) and won a second Writers Guild award for Nightbreaker in 1989. His other TV credits include Project U.F.O., Baretta, The Paper Chase, Airwolf, Texas Justice and most recently The Hive and NYC: Tornado Terror, which both aired on Syfy in 2008.
R.I.P. Thomas T.S. Cook
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