Criminal Minds Executive Producer Harry Bring Has Left Us.
What can you say about someone who bursts onto the scene, makes friends with everyone, is exceptional at his job, and throws a silly joke in there once in a while for good measure? Someone who swings a big stick, yet not only understands the underdog, but champions them? Someone who cherishes family, and always looks to expand the definition of that word, generously giving of his time to friends and fans alike, drawing everyone all together within his reach?
You say that sounds like Harry.
The Criminal Minds family lost a big soul from our world last week, and we are mourning. Harry stepped off the main stage after yet another battle with cancer, a foe he’d defeated already, twice in one year. Harry worked his ass off right up until the day he no longer could. He was a veteran of so many lauded shows like The X-Files, Northern Exposure, Army Wives, Melrose Place and more, but it’s Criminal Minds where we knew him best.
I asked his son Brad Bring to say a little something about his dad for this article. Here was his reply.
When it was 3am and the crew was tired, Harry would keep everyone’s spirits up with fake teeth, a hand buzzer and a phone full of inappropriate memes. He was beloved because he was full of love. And when people like him pass, it’s incredibly hard. But every time you think of him, you almost always start laughing.
If you’d like to leave a word of remembrance for Harry, please feel free to do so in the comments below. Harry’s family has set up a charity donation link in lieu of flowers, cards, or anything else you may be moved to send.