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Geneva native, co-creator of popular ABC comedy series dies of lung cancer

The co-creator, writer, producer, and manager of an ABC comedy series with roots in the Finger Lakes died on November 21st.

Nick Holly, who co-created Sons & Daughters, died Monday, November 21st of lung cancer.

He was 51-years-old.

The Geneva native started his career at the Creative Artists Agency after graduating from Rutgers University where he played lacrosse. He later became an agent at Buchwald and went on to form the management company Epiphany Alliance, Inc.


In 2006, Holly teamed with client, Fred Goss, to create the half-hour comedy, Sons & Daughters, produced with Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, which aired for one season on ABC.

His resume includes writing for the YouTube animated series “The LeBrons” and executive producing the film “The Weekend.” He joined forces with his client Fred Goss to create “Sons and Daughters,” a half-hour comedy about a complicated family and their daily challenges. The series was produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video.

Holly was pre-deceased by his father, Grant Holly and brother, Alexander Holly. He is survived his mother, Michael Holly; stepfather, Keith Moxey; sister, Lauren Holly and his girlfriend, Amy Shapiro.



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