Doc producer Brian Gerber found dead

Brian Gerber (pictured), the producer of The 11th Hour and The Dungeon Masters, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 41.
August 30, 2012

Brian Gerber (pictured), producer of documentaries The 11th Hour and The Dungeon Masters, has died at the age of 41.

Gerber’s family reported him missing to police on Monday (August 27) after finding a suicide note, according to The Wrap. On Wednesday (August 29) morning, investigators discovered a Toyota Prius in a forest by the Angeles Crest Highway with the body of man in his 40s inside. The coroner’s office later confirmed Gerber’s identity.

A post on the producer’s Facebook page confirmed the news: “Our worst fears regarding Brian Gerber have been confirmed. Brian’s family thanks you for all the condolences, good thoughts, prayers and asks for your patience and understanding during this most difficult of times. Obviously they are overwhelmed with this situation and are asking for privacy. We will be in touch as soon as arrangements have been made for services.”

Investigators believe Gerber drove his car off the Angeles National Highway and into a ravine, according to the L.A. Weekly.

Gerber has produced several documentary features and shorts over the past decade. His most prominent credits include the global warming doc The 11th Hour featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, and The Dungeon Masters, about men and women devoted to the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons. He was also an organizer of Hollywood Digital’s Content Summit, which is scheduled to take place in October in Marina del Rey.

He is survived by his wife, actor Arabella Fields, and two sons.

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