Silvio Horta

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Silvio Horta
Born(1974-08-14)August 14, 1974
Miami, Florida, U.S.
DiedJanuary 7, 2020(2020-01-07) (aged 45)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Alma materNew York University
Occupation
  • Screenwriter
  • television producer
Years active1998–2012
Notable work
Ugly Betty

Silvio Horta (August 14, 1974 – January 7, 2020) was an American screenwriter and television producer widely noted for adapting the hit Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea into the ABC series Ugly Betty. Horta served as head writer and executive producer on the series.

He was born in Miami, Florida. Horta was openly gay.[1] He was found dead in a Miami hotel room on January 7, 2020 after shooting himself, aged 45.[2]

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  1. Usatoday.Com
  2. Oldham, Stuart (January 7, 2020). "Silvio Horta, 'Ugly Betty' Creator, Found Dead in Apparent Suicide". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2020.

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