Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta, dead at 45 after apparent suicide 

Silvio Horta, 45, the creator of Ugly Betty, has been found dead in an apparent suicide

Silvio Horta, 45, the creator of Ugly Betty, has been found dead in an apparent suicide

Silvio Horta, the creator of Ugly Betty, has been found dead. 

The 45-year-old was found dead in a Miami motel room on Tuesday in an apparent suicide, according to sources. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Variety reports.  

Silvio was best known for his work as the creator of the popular ABC show, Ugly Betty, starring, America Ferrara. The successful show ran from 2006 to 2010 and ran for four seasons. 

Silvio served as Ugly Betty's show-runner and head writer. 

Ugly Betty picked up two Golden Globes during its run, one for Best Comedy Series and the other for America, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. 

Along with lead, America Ferrara, the series also saw Vanessa Williams, Eric Mabius, and Ana Ortiz star. Salma Hayek was one of the executive producers.

Winners! Silvio served as Ugly Betty's show-runner and head writer. The show picked up two Golden Globes during its run, one for Best Comedy Series and the other for America, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (pictured 2007 with the Ugly Betty cast)

Winners! Silvio served as Ugly Betty's show-runner and head writer. The show picked up two Golden Globes during its run, one for Best Comedy Series and the other for America, Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy (pictured 2007 with the Ugly Betty cast)

'I’m stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news of Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta’s death,' Ferrara said in an Instagram tribute to Silvio on Tuesday. 

'His talent and creativity brought me and so many others such joy & light. I’m thinking of his family and loved ones who must be in so much pain right now- and of the whole Ugly Betty family who feel this loss so deeply.' 

Vanessa Williams took to her Instagram and shared a photo of her and Silvio in her tribute. 

'I’m stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news of Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta’s death,' Ugly Betty star America Ferrara said in an Instagram tribute to Silvio on Tuesday

'I’m stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news of Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta’s death,' Ugly Betty star America Ferrara said in an Instagram tribute to Silvio on Tuesday

Vanessa Williams took to her Instagram and shared a photo of her and Silvio in her tribute

Vanessa Williams took to her Instagram and shared a photo of her and Silvio in her tribute

Christopher Gorham, who played one of Betty's love interest on the show, added: 'Silvio Horta gave me two of the greatest opportunities in my career with Jake 2.0 and Ugly Betty'

Christopher Gorham, who played one of Betty's love interest on the show, added: 'Silvio Horta gave me two of the greatest opportunities in my career with Jake 2.0 and Ugly Betty'

'Silvio gave me my start at 11 years old and trusted me with a character that was so close to his heart,' said Mark Indelicato, known for his role as Betty's fashion savvy nephew. 'He will be greatly missed by all'

'Silvio gave me my start at 11 years old and trusted me with a character that was so close to his heart,' said Mark Indelicato, known for his role as Betty's savvy nephew. 'He will be greatly missed by

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