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The producer / director of ‘The Chi’ and ‘Push’ was 50 years old

David Rodriguez, a film and television writer / producer / director, died on October 29 of complications from a stroke. He was 50 years old. “Data-reactid =” 28 “> David Rodriguez, writer / producer / director for film and television, died of a stroke on October 29. He was 50 years old.

Rodriguez was born in 1970 and grew up in the Bronx with parents Millie and JB “David” Rodriguez. He spent his formative years at the New York Military Academy in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. A few years after graduating from NYMA, Rodriguez joined and served in the United States Marine Corps following a family tradition of military service.

He then went on to work in corrections and law enforcement, including as an undercover narcotics officer in South Florida. In 2003, Rodriguez made the leap into the entertainment business to realize his lifelong dream of becoming a director.

Rodriguez split his time between Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX. He is survived by his wife Renee Props Rodriguez and sons Mitchell, Colin, Brendan and Anthony Rodriguez. He is also survived by his mother, Milagros Rodriguez and sisters Janet Rodriguez Campbell and Jackie Rodriguez Parker.

can be done here. “data-reactid =” 39 “> Donations can be made here in Rodriguez’s memory.

A celebration of Rodriguez’s life will be held in Los Angeles and will be announced at a later date.

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