, the co-creator with Joshua Brand
of the groundbreaking St. Elsewhere, Northern Exposure, I’ll Fly Away
, and writer of other classics of the 1980s and ’90s, died Jan. 3 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 67.
Falsey’s death was announced to The New York Times
by brother James Falsey, who said the cause of death was complications of a head injury sustained in a fall at home.
Nominated for 11 Emmy Awards, Falsey shared three wins with Brand, the first in 1987 for A Year in the Life, which won the outstanding mini-series trophy. The second and third followed in 1992, when Northern Exposure
was named outstanding dramatic series and I’ll Fly Away took the best writing award for its pilot episode.
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Falsey was a story editor for CBS
’ The White Shadow
starring Ken Howard
; Brand was a writer on the show. After that show ended,