Euphoria Producer, Kevin Turen Dies At 44

Kevin Turen, ‘Euphoria’ and ‘X’ Trilogy Producer passed away at 44 over the weekend. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. 

A close friend of Turen, Jay Penske, CEO of Variety‘s parent company Penske Media Corporation released a statement concerning his death. 

“Despite his many achievements in Hollywood, Kevin’s greatest passion was his family and friends,” Penske said. 

“He was so proud of his children. He and his wife, Evelina, were resolved that their children grow up with great values and ensure they make a difference in the broader world. Our collective heart breaks for them, and we all feel such a profound sense of loss. We will miss Kevin so much, and this town lost one of its brightest rising stars today.”

Turen worked alongside Sam Levinson and Ashley Levinson on different projects, having co-founded Little Lamb Productions together in 2018.

Turen produced several films for indie director Ti West, who wrote and directed the recent slasher film trilogy consisting of “X,” prequel “Pearl,” and the forthcoming sequel “MaXXXine.”

With Sam and Ashley Levinson, he co-produced the popular teen drama “Euphoria” starring Zendaya who was struggling with drug addiction. 

Turen also produced “The Idol,” another HBO series from the mind of Sam Levinson, about a pop star (Lily Rose-Depp) who develops a relationship with a cult leader (Abel Tesfaye). 

Other films produced by Turen include the A24 drama “Waves,” the Netflix drama “Pieces of a Woman,” the meta-comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” starring Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal, “The Birth of a Nation,” “99 Homes” and the drama “All Is Lost” starring Robert Redford.

He is survived by his wife Evelina and two children.