Kornbuth, the longest-running and best-selling writer in American television history, died on Monday at his home in New Jersey.
He was 76.
KornblUTH, who died Monday, was one of the few people to remain loyal to The Wire over the course of its long run.
His books were the first to tackle the topic of race and policing in the 1960s and 70s.
His influence on many TV shows and film projects extends beyond the series itself.
He penned the show’s pilot, “The Trial,” and he co-created the television series The Wire: City of Bones.
He also directed the pilot for the TV movie, “Weeds,” and served as a writer on the movie and television miniseries “The Fugitive.”
He also created the TV show The Wire, which aired from 1996 to 1999.
He and co-writer David Simon wrote the pilot script and he and co topline writer Ben Jonson wrote the episode.
In the end, The Wire went on to become one of TV’s biggest and most successful series.
Kornbaluth was also one of its most popular writers.
He wrote over 50 scripts.
He worked on “The Wire” and the television ministrations “The Wild Wild West,” “The Syndicate” and “The Wall.”
Kornberg died on Dec. 18, 2016, at his parents’ home in Brooklyn.
The New York Times reports Kornbruth died at his mother’s home in Manhattan.