A tragic event unfolded recently in New York City. The co-creator of an acclaimed MTV series was killed in a shocking incident.
Jim Burns died while attempting to cross the street in Manhattan. He was reportedly hit by a taxi cab while crossing the street near his home. At this time, police are still investigating the incident.
Burns was known to have eyesight problems and was using a seeing-eye dog at the time of the accident. According to officials, Burns suffered a serious head injury during the wreck.
Police have noted that the cab driver remained on the scene to answer any questions and aid in the investigation. Authorities also revealed that the incident does not appear to be criminal in nature at this time.
"An MTV spokeswoman said the network was deeply saddened to learn of the death. Burns co-created 'MTV Unplugged' with Robert Small. The wildly popular show debuted in 1989 at the height of MTV’s musical and cultural influence in America. It features artists such as Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z and Bob Dylan in an intimate venue performing stripped-down versions of their songs," according to the Associated Press.
“As co-creator of the beloved ‘Unplugged’ franchise, his groundbreaking work continues to resonate with audiences around the world. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones,” says a statement from MTV.
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