Heidi ferrer – a Hollywood screenwriter known for her work on ABC’s hit WB series “Dawson’s Creek” and “Wasteland” – has died by suicide following a long battle with COVID-19… confirmed TMZ.
A family member tells us that Heidi took her own life after battling covid for over a year, she died on May 26.
She contracted the virus as the pandemic raged in late April 2020, and her symptoms worsened month after month. She was bedridden a few months after falling ill for the first time… suffering from severe fatigue and neurological tremors.
Heidi wrote a blog post in September, detailing exactly how COVID knocked her down – she called the recovery process the most difficult thing her body has ever had to go through.
She said: “In my darkest times, I told my husband that if I wasn’t better, I didn’t want to live like this. I wasn’t suicidal, I just couldn’t see long-term quality of life and there was no end in sight. “
Her condition has seen a steady decline this year as she battles long-term symptoms of COVID – and last month, more than a year after contracting the virus, she was bedridden again before her death. Nick called long-haul COVID a “public health crisis that must be resolved quickly.”
Heidi made a name for herself as a writer who, without a college degree, sold her first play, “The C Word”, to the Oscar-winning producer Arnold kopelson. She was a member of the Writer’s Guild of America for 24 years.
Heidi is survived by her husband, 13 year old son, mother and 2 sisters. She was 50 years old.