Eunetta T. Boone: Veteran Comedy Writer & Producer Dies

RAVEN’S HOME – Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home” Executive Producer, Eunetta Boone. (Disney Channel/Craig Sjodin)

The entertainment industry is reeling over the sudden death of Veteran comedy writer and producer Eunetta T. Boone. Boone is Executive Producer and Showrunner of Season 3 of the Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home, co-starring Raven-Symoné. According to Boone’s obituary, she died of a heart attack and was found in her Los Angeles home March 20. In the wake of Boone’s death, Raven-Symoné and the Disney Channel released statements.

Raven-Symoné’s statement:

“My heart is heavy following the loss of ‘Raven’s Home’ executive producer Eunetta BooneEunetta was a pioneer and an inspiration to everyone she met. She was a masterful storyteller, an empathetic leader and a beacon of light to so many. I’m sending love and my deepest sympathies to Eunetta‘s family and friends and all who knew and loved her. She will be missed. Thank you for everything Eunetta.”

The Disney Channel’s statement about Boone’s death:

Eunetta Boone was a wonderful person and a consummate storyteller and teacher, and through her leadership on many productions including ‘Raven’s Home,’ she did so well what she enjoyed most — mentoring creative talent.  Eunetta will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by everyone who knew her.  All of us at Disney Channel grieve her passing and send our deepest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.”

Boone wrote and produced for a myriad of television sitcoms including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Living Single and The Parent ‘Hood. Boone served as executive producer of My Wife & Kids and The Hughleys simultaneously. She also created and served as showrunner of the show One on One starring Flex Alexander and Kyla Pratt. In addition to her work in the field, Boone also worked as a screenwriting instructor in UCLA’s Extension Program. She holds journalism degrees from the University of Maryland (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.S.).

Please find Eunetta T. Boone’s Obituary below:

Eunetta Boone, showrunner of “Raven’s Home,” has passed away at the age of 63 from an apparent heart attack.  Boone, who inspired many diverse writers throughout her career, had taken the reins on the third season of the popular Disney Channel series last year.  She was found deceased in her Los Angeles home on Wednesday morning (March 20).

Boone’s reputation as a consummate storyteller was well-earned through her roles as creator and executive producer of the comedy series “One on One” and “Cuts” as well as having been co-executive producer of “My Wife and Kids” and “The Hughleys.”  She also wrote on the staffs of “The Parent ‘Hood,” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

After “One on One,” Boone taught screenwriting at UCLA Extension for six years. Last year she decided to return to producing and threw her hat in the ring to join the staff of “Raven’s Home.” She was brought on as a consultant toward the end of season two which led to her being asked to run the series in season three which is in production.

Boone began her career as a sports reporter for the Baltimore Sun, the first African American woman to cover sports in Baltimore.  She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Journalism degree and received her Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University.

She is survived by her mother, Eunice Taylor; sister, Regina Ward; nieces, Breawna Taylor,  MaKenna Ward and a host of friends and family.

Rest in power.

This post was curated by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow her on Twitter @Ntellectual. Follow The Burton Wire on Twitter @TheBurtonWire. 

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