The award-winning executive producer of the hit comedy Sheets Creek has died at the age of 47, according to US media.

Ben Feigin’s death has been confirmed by the United Talent Agency, NBC reports with reference to Variety magazine.

He was suffering from pancreatic cancer and died on Monday.

The American has won a number of awards for his work on comedy, but was also a pioneer of live broadcasting.

He helped make history by partnering with AOL with an event featuring comedians and musicians who showed how live content can be enjoyed on new platforms.

But it was with Schitt’s Creek that he achieved such notable success, helping to secure financing for the show.

He also played a key role in selling the series to other licensees, including Netflix.

Sheets Creek ended after six seasons in 2020.

Mr. Feigin’s awards included a 2020 Emmy and a 2021 Golden Globe and Producers Guild Award.

His work also led to him reuniting comedy duo Cheech & Chong, who enjoyed success in the 1970s and 80s with their stand-up acts.

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Mr Feigin’s career began at Warner Brothers before he later helped found the comedy and enterprise divisions at Anonymous Content.

He was married to talent agent Heidi Fagin and is also survived by their 11-year-old daughter.