World-renowned television producer Steven Bochco, who created famous TV shows like NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, and L.A. Law, has died at home on Sunday morning and the television icon was 74, a representative at Steven Bochco Productions has confirmed.
In a statement provided to CBS News, Phillip Arnold said,
Steven fought cancer with strength, courage, grace and his unsurpassed sense of humor. He died peacefully in his sleep with his family close by.
Another statement reads,
On behalf of the Bochco family, we write to let you know that Steven passed away on Sunday morning, April 1st 2018 at 10:20 am. Steven fought cancer with strength, courage, grace and his unsurpassed sense of humor. He died peacefully in his sleep with is family close by. Details regarding memorial service will be forthcoming. In the meantime, the family asks for privacy during this time.
Steven Bochco, 'NYPD Blue' and 'Hill Street Blues' Creator, Dead at Age 74
As per the report, the 10-time Emmy Award-winning actor suffered from leukemia and received a stem cell transplant from an unknown 23-year-old in late 2014.
Soon after the death news surfaced, former NYPD Blue actress Sharon Lawrence took to Twitter to give a tribute to the late star.
It was his vision, style, taste and tenacity that made me love watching TV. It was being on #NYPDBlue that made me love working on TV. Thank you and rest well Steven Bochco. You were one of a kind. https://t.co/jTqhyAuO0k
— Sharon Lawrence (@sharonlawrence) April 2, 2018
In addition to creating multiple gritty cop shows, Steven also created actor Neil Patrick Harris' star-making vehicle, Doogie Howser, M.D. and the TNT drama Murder in the First.
In addition to his plenty of Emmy Award victories, Steven won four Peabody Awards during his lifetime. He is survived by his wife Dayna Kalins and children, a son and a daughter.