‘Dawson’s Creek’ writer commits suicide after battling Long-Haul COVID for a year

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • Heidi Ferrer, a writer for “Dawson’s Creek”, committed suicide after battling with Long Haul Covid for a year.
  • The writer contracted COVID in April 2020 and had since been bedridden and experiencing pain.
  • Ferrer also experienced severe neurological tremors and ended her life on May 26.

“Dawson’s Creek” writer Heidi Ferrer committed suicide after a yearlong battle with COVID-19, according to her husband. 

Ferrer’s husband, the screenwriter, director, and producer Nick Guthe, revealed that his wife committed suicide on May 26. 

In April 2020, Ferrer had contracted COVID-19 and had been battling the virus for over a year. Ferrer experienced the long-term symptoms of the virus, like severe neurological tremors, and was “bedridden and in constant physical pain”.

Guthe wrote on Twitter: “My beautiful angel, Heidi, passed over tonight after a 13 month battle with Long Haul Covid. She was an amazing mother. She fought this insidious disease with the same ferocity she lived with. I love you forever and I’ll see you down the road.”

According to a TMZ report, Ferrer wrote about her COVID battle on her blog GirlToMom. “In my darkest moments, I told my husband that if I didn’t get better, I did not want to live like this. I wasn’t suicidal, I just couldn’t see any quality of life long term and there was no end in sight,” she wrote in September. Her blog, which she started in 2008, talks about raising a child with progressive infantile scoliosis.

Ferrer was born in Kansas, then moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to pursue acting, and went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She eventually pursued screenwriting after selling “The C Word,” to Academy Award-winning producer Arnold Kopelson, according to a report by Deadline. 

Ferrer also wrote episodes for “Dawson’s Creek” and “Wasteland.”

Ferrer and Guthe have a 13-year-old son named Bexon. 

Source: New York Post

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