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Man who died at Park City resort was son of TV producer Jenji Kohan

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Posted - Jan. 2, 2020 at 11:17 a.m.



PARK CITY — Authorities have confirmed the identity of a Los Angeles man who died while skiing at Park City Mountain Resort on Wednesday.

Charles “Charlie” Noxon, 20, died at the resort, according to a Thursday news release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. TMZ first reported Wednesday that the man who died was Noxon, son of TV producer Jenji Kohan and writer Christopher Noxon.

In a statement shared by the sheriff’s office, Kohan and Noxon said Charlie was “questioning, irreverent, curious and kind."

“The cliches about moments like this are true, it turns out,” the family said. “The one about life forever changing in a split second, about the fact that we are all bound up in a web of love and loss, about the primacy of community in times of unfathomable tragedy … Charlie had a beautiful life of study and argument and travel and food and razzing and adventure and sweetness and most of all love. We cannot conceive of life without him.”

They added that Charlie was studying philosophy, economics and Chinese at Columbia University, where he was a junior. He loved artists such as musician Bob Dylan, writer George Saunders and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, the family said.

Funeral services for Charlie Noxon will be held Sunday in Hollywood, according to the family’s statement.

Further details about how he died have not been released. Ski patrollers responded Wednesday afternoon to a “serious” incident on an intermediate trail near the Canyons Village area of the resort, and Noxon was pronounced dead at the scene, according to resort officials.

Kohan is best known for creating the TV shows “Weeds” and “Orange is the New Black.” Christopher Noxon worked as a music consultant for “Weeds” and is the author of several books.

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