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Sekou T. Hamilton

Death Notice
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SEKOU TOURE HAMILTON  

The family of Sekou Toure Hamilton were notified of his departure on February 4, 2011. Born on August 27, 1973 in Washington, DC, graduating from South Lakes High School in June, 1991. After earning a degree in film/drama from Syracuse University in 1995, he pursued a writing career in Los Angeles, CA. During his 15 year career, he worked as a writer, script coordinator and assistant to the producer on numerous TV shows, most notably, Soul Food, Carnivale, and Numb3rs. In 2009, his graphic novel based on the CSI crime scene show, CSI Volume 1: Intern at Your Own Risk was published by Tokyo Pop. Early in his career, Sekou worked as a production assistant for the SWHLACD Eye Team with anchor Del Walters and was winner of the Best Screenplay Award from the National Academy of Television for his screenplay, "Diamonds" which was about the Negro League baseball teams in post-World War II America. Sekou is survived by parents, Ruby and Donald Hamilton; his loving sister, Shola; brother, Derrick; aunts and uncles, Rita and Bill Parker of Florida, Allen and Gayle Hamilton of Delaware, Raymond Hamilton of Maryland, Henry Hamilton of New Jersey, Pertania Marshall of New Jersey and Ruth Williams of Washington, DC and a host of friends. The family will receive friends at United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston, VA on Monday, February 14 beginning at 2 p.m., where a funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Interment Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon, VA.
 
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Published in The Washington Post from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2011
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