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Hill Street Blues Creator Loses Cancer Battle

03 April, 2018, 03:00 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • TMZ Steven Bochco who created ‘LA Law,’ ‘Doogie Houser’ and more passes away at 74	 	 	 			Steven Bochco

Steven Bochco, an icon of television who created shows like NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues, has passed away.

"Steven fought cancer with strength, courage, grace and his unsurpassed sense of humour", Bochco's family explained in a statement released by newspaper, adding that at time of his death was accompanied by his loved ones.

A family spokesman said Bochco died in his sleep on Sunday, April 1 after battling leukemia for several years, according to reports.

He produced the Emmy-winning cop show "Hill Street Blues" and "L.A. Law" for NBC before decamping to ABC in the late 1980s.

Bochco's colleagues and admirers quickly took to Twitter to mourn the prolific creator. Bochco began at Universal Studios in the mid-1960s, and was Bochco known for refusing to bow to network chiefs, earning the very-rare creative control throughout his career. "We have supported and inspired each other ever since, and through many deep mutual friendships we have stayed connected for 47 years".

Express.co.uk has contacted Steven Bochco's representative for comment. Thank you and rest well, Steven Bochco.




"That's what I always thought of myself doing in the context of TV: craft a show that over time would have a memory", he told AP in an interview two years ago. "We used all of it".

Steven Ronald Bochco was born December 16th, 1943, to a concert violinist father, Rudolph, and a painter-jewelry designer mother, Mimi, in NY.

NBC was in the ratings cellar at the time, but its patience with prestige programs like "Hill Street" and "Cheers" was rewarded after "The Cosby Show" premiered in 1984, turning its Thursday lineup into a ratings juggernaut.

Not everything Bochco touched turned to gold.

Asked how he could risk gambling on a musical like "Cop Rock" given the richness of his ABC pact, Bochco once joked, "With my deal, how could I not?"

Bochco's survivors include his wife of 17 years, Dayna; children Jesse, Jeffrey and Melissa; and sister Joanna Frank, who played Sheila Brackman, the wife of Douglas Brackman Jr. His first wife was actress Barbara Bosson, who co-starred in "Hill Street".

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