Emmy Award Winner Dies After Losing Battle With Cancer

April 02, 2018

Even though Easter was celebrated by many, it was a sad day for one family. Steven Bochco, a visionary TV series producer, died Sunday morning after a long battle with leukemia. He was 74 years old.




Bochco is known for his creative work with the popular show "NYPD Blue," "L.A. Law," and "Hill Street Blues."


"Steven fought cancer with strength, courage, grace and his unsurpassed sense of humor," Bochco's spokesman said in a statement. "He died peacefully in his sleep [at home] with his family close by."




Bochco was the winner of 10 Primetime Emmy Awards over the course of his long, outstanding career. He started his career in Hollywood as a screenwriter for films such as "The Twilight Zone," "Colombo," and the 1972 film "Silent Running."


Later, Bochco accepted a job with the Mary Tyler Moore's MTM Enterprises as a producer. Just three years later, he co-created the "Hill Street Blues."

In 1994, he created the "NYPD Blues." Its first season alone broke the "Hill Street Blues'" record for the most Emmy nominations for a debut season. It received 26 nominations and won eight.




Steven Spielberg said, “Steve was a friend and a colleague starting with the first episode of Columbo that he wrote and I directed. We have supported and inspired each other ever since and through many deep mutual friendships we have stayed connected for 47 years. I will miss Steve terribly.”


Please keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time.


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