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Hill Street Blues Creator Loses Cancer Battle

Hill Street Blues Creator Loses Cancer Battle

United States television writer and producer Steven Bochco, the creator of iconic shows such as "Hill Street Blues", "NYPD Blue" and "LA Law", has died from leukemia at the age of 74, according to reports.

In 2014, the legendary writer and producer had a bone-marrow transplant which doctors allege helped to prolong his life. "He died peacefully in his sleep (at home) with his family close by". Bochco expected that caveat to be a deal-breaker, but the network agreed and Hill Street Blues went on to win an astonishing 98 Emmys across 146 episodes.

Born in NY, his father, Rudolph, was a violinist and his mother, Mimi, was a painter and jewelry designer. He attended NYU and subsequently Carnegie Institute of Technology, receiving a degree in theater.

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Details of a memorial service were not immediately released.

From actress Debra Messing: "So sad to hear of Steven Bochco's passing".

Steven Bochco was 74 and had been fighting cancer. The relationship produced some clear hits ("NYPD Blue", "Doogie Howser, M.D.") and notable failures, including the musical police drama "Cop Rock" and the serialized courtroom drama "Murder One", which followed a single murder trial over an entire season.

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"I'm terribly saddened by the news that Steven Bochco passed away yesterday", the A Series of Unfortunate Events actor wrote on Twitter. He was the driving force behind some of the most revolutionary TV drama shows of the last 30-plus years that set up the shows that run on cable today. We have supported and inspired each other ever since and through many deep mutual friendships we have stayed connected for 47 years. Joss Whedon, creator of the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, cited him as a major personal influence. Rest well, sir. You will be missed. Steven Bochco changed television, more than once. However, his big break came when he wrote the screenplay for the 1972 sci-fi movie Silent Running, according to the Daily Mail.

The creator of the groundbreaking crime procedurals NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues, Bochco died after a prolonged battle with a rare form of leukemia.

He is survived by his third wife, TV producer Dayna Kalins, whom he married in 2000, as well as daughter Melissa and sons Jeffrey and Jesse.

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