Andre Dawson’s post-MLB life as funeral home owner inspires TV drama

Andre Dawson’s post-playing career as a funeral home owner is coming to a television screen near you.

CBS is developing a one-hour drama series called “Closure,” which is loosely based on Dawson going from being a Baseball Hall of Famer to running a funeral home, according to Deadline.

The series, written by Samantha Corbin-Miller, will follow a former baseball star who takes over his uncle’s funeral home after his adult son disappears.

“Rocked by his family’s loss, he and his three daughters — a homicide detective, coroner and trauma nurse, who each have their own parallel journeys in the business of death — commit themselves to helping others find the peace and closure their family hasn’t been able to yet,” according to Deadline.

Dawson will reportedly serve as a consultant for the show.

The 66-year-old Dawson spent 21 years as an outfielder for the Expos, Cubs, Red Sox and Marlins before retiring after the 1996 season. He then entered the funeral home business in 2003 and owns one in Florida.

“You never know where God is going to lead you, but wherever it leads you, you have to be prepared,” Dawson told USA Today in 2018. “When this first fell into my lap, I prayed on it. I thought, ‘How am I really going to pull this off without having the background, or knowing anything really about the industry?’ But I wanted to make this as good a facility as I possibly could, and I’m proud of it.

“It’s important to me because this is a product the community needs.’’

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