Nick Guthe Bio, Wiki
Nick Guthe is a writer and director, known for Mini’s First Time (2006), A Three Dog Life, and The Speed of Dark. He has been married to Heidi Ferrer, a writer for “Dawson’s Creek,” since September 15, 2001, until she committed suicide in May after a yearlong battle with COVID-19, her husband said. She was 50.
As reported by TMZ, Ferrer wrote about her battle with the virus, detailing her symptoms in a September 2020 post.
She is survived by her husband; 13-year-old son, Bexon; her mother, Nancy Gilmore; and sisters Laura Frerer-Schmidt and Sierra Summerville.
Nick Guthe Paidn a Tribute to his wife following her death
Her spouse, screenwriter, director and producer Nick Guthe, told Deadline she took her own life on May 26. She had contracted COVID-19 in April 2020 and was still fighting the virus over a year later. Ferrer was “bedridden and in constant physical pain” in May due to long-term symptoms of the virus, including severe neurological tremors.
“My beautiful angel, Heidi, passed over tonight after a 13 month battle with Long Haul Covid,” Guthe wrote on Twitter. “She was an amazing mother. She fought this insidious disease with the same ferocity she lived with. I love you forever and I’ll see you down the road.”
My beautiful angel, Heidi, passed over tonight after a 13 month battle with Long Haul Covid. She was an amazing mother. She fought this insidious disease with the same ferocity she lived with. I love you forever and I'll see you down the road. pic.twitter.com/f22vbZ5K25
— Nick Güthe (@NickGuthe) May 27, 2021
“In my darkest moments, I told my husband that if I didn’t get better, I did not want to live like this. I wasn’t suicidal, I just couldn’t see any quality of life long term and there was no end in sight,” she wrote at the time on her blog GirlToMom, which she started in 2008 to write about raising a child with progressive infantile scoliosis.
Ferrer moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s to pursue acting and wound up studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Eventually, she moved onto screenwriting after selling her first spec, “The C Word,” to Academy Award-winning producer Arnold Kopelson, Deadline reported.