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Tom Whedon, Veteran TV Writer & Father To Joss Whedon, Dead At 83 — Read His Son's Touching Post

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This breaks our hearts.

It's been reported that veteran television writer Tom Whedon died on Wednesday at the age of 83.

The Emmy-winning scribe and producer worked on shows like The Golden Girls, Captain Kangaroo, and The Electric Company.

Tom is also the father of talented writers — including Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon, who also wrote the screenplay for Toy Story and helmed several hit shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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The New York native's father was screenwriter John Whedon, who wrote on The Donna Reed Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show — clearly, the Whedon family has a pretty talented gene pool.

On Friday, Tom's other son Jed Whedon — whose credits include Agends of S.H.I.E.L.D and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog — shared the news of his father's passing on Instagram, writing:

What an accomplished career.

It's always hard losing a loved one, but we're sure Tom's legacy will live on through the talents of his family.

[Image via Instagram.]

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