Steven Bochco: ‘Hill Street Blues,’ ‘L.A. Law’ And ‘NYPD Blue’ Creator Dies At 74

December 16, 1943 – April 1, 2018 RIP

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When we first learned Steven Bochco Passed Away, we were in disbelief. Steven Bochco, a 10-time Emmy Award winner and considered one of the most prolific creators of TV ever, has died … TMZ has reported.

Sources connected to the family tell us, the “Hill Street Blues” creator died this weekend. He had been battling leukemia for several years and put up a hard fight, but one family source says he finally just gave up.

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Steven Bochco

Bochco carved out a specific area for many of his shows — the law. His police shows were gritty and compelling.

THE 50TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS — Pictured: Hill Street Blues cast: (front l-r) Bruce Weitz, Taurean Blacque, Joe Spano (back l-r) creator Steven Bochco, James B. Sikking, Michael Warren, Veronica Hamel, Betty Thomas, Barbara Bosson, Charles Haid during the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on September 13, 1998 — (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank) – Pinterest

 

NYPD BLUE – Gallery – Shoot Date: September 24, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) JIMMY SMITS;STEVEN BOCHCO;DENNIS FRANZ;JAMES MCDANIEL (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Hollywood Reporter stated, he received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous 23-year-old in late 2014. In May 2016, he met the man that prolonged his life.

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Bochco has been responsible for groundbreaking TV, including, “L.A. Law,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “NYPD Blue.” His credits go on … “Murder One,” “Murder in the First,” “Raising the Bar,” and “Civil Wars.”  Bochco was a gift to NBC, providing the network with juggernauts like “Hill Street Blues.”

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Bochco has won 4 Peabody Awards and 10 Emmys.

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Bochco’s survivors include sister Joanna Frank, who played Sheila Brackman, the wife of Douglas Brackman Jr. (her real-life husband Alan Rachins), on L.A. Law; his wife of 17 years, Dayna; and children Jesse, Jeffrey, and Melissa. His first wife was actress Barbara Bosson. Bochco was 74.

RIP.

Sources: TMZ and The Hollywood Reporter

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