‘The Voice’ writer’s wife dies in car crash
The Voice’s cast member, writer Emily Karp, has died in a car crash, the network announced Friday.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend Emily Kaspar, and we extend our deepest sympathies to her family,” NBC said in a statement.
The actress, who has been with the network since 2002, was killed by a driver while filming a scene.
Karp is survived by her husband, writer Dan Karp; her daughter, actress Rachel Karp (the star of the NBC series “The Voice”); her sons, Alex and Justin; and two sons, Zachary and Matt Karp.
Kaspars death is being treated as a suicide, NBC said.
“She had a very big heart and was a very talented writer.
Her passing has brought tears to our hearts,” a statement from the network said.
The showrunner who worked with Karp said that “she was always just the smartest person around.”
The “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” cast member and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” writer had been a recurring guest on the “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” shows since 2010.
Kars “The Show” cast members and producers were mourning her loss in a tweet posted Thursday afternoon.
“RIP Emily Kars.
A truly beautiful and kind person,” NBC tweeted.
“The people of #LAFamily are grieving with you.
She was a huge part of our lives and her legacy will live on forever.”
NBC also announced that the Karp family would “be leaving the show to focus on their families.”
“We will continue to honor Emily’s legacy by holding a special performance of ‘Emily’s List’ for her loved ones,” the network wrote.