DeAndre McCullough, the protagonist in the 1997 book, "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood," which was made into an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries was found dead on Wednesday, August 1.
Baltimore County Police told the Baltimore Sun that McCullough was found dead inside a Woodlawn, Maryland residence. His family said that there was evidence of a drug overdose.
"The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood" followed the McCullough family, which was made up of DeAndre and his separated parents, Gary and Francine, who were both drug addicts. DeAndre was a drug dealer at the time.
"The Corner" was written by former police officers Edward Burns and David Simon. Simon and David Mills went on to create the 2000 miniseries of the same name, which won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or TV movie, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or TV movie.
Simon and Mills also created the Emmy-nominated HBO series, "The Wire." McCullough made cameos in three episodes of the series, which was also set in Baltimore.
A funeral is scheduled for Tuesday. The officers said that at the time of his death, 35-year-old McCullough had warrants out for his arrest in relation to two armed robberies.