Acclaimed Emmy-Winning TV Producer Steven Bochco Dies At Age 74

TMZ Steven Bochco who created ‘LA Law,’ ‘Doogie Houser’ and more passes away at 74	 	 	 			Steven Bochco

The details of Bochco's death were not immediately clear, although he had battled leukemia in recent years and received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous 23-year-old in late 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He died peacefully in his sleep with is family close by.

Joss Whedon, who created the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", described Bochco as a legend who "changed television, more than once".

He subsequently worked on a number of less successful projects but emerged as a fully-fledged hitmaker with Hill Street Blues, which he co-created, wrote and produced. Then in 1993, Bochco paired with Hill Street Blues writer David Milch to create the award-winning but also controversial drama NYPD Blue, which was the the longest-running one-hour drama in ABC history until it was surpassed by Grey's Anatomy.

NYPD Blue set another benchmark for television series.

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He was born in NY to Rudolph, a violinist, and Mimi, a painter and jewellery designer. This is what Spielberg said about Bochco's passing, "Steve was a friend and a colleague starting with the first episode of Columbo in 1971 that he wrote and I directed".

He started his writing career in the 1960s.

A victor of 10 Primetime Emmy Awards, Bochco was nominated for a total of 30 Emmys and won four Peabodys.

The producer was broadly known for taking creative risks, including the musical police drama "Cop Rock", a rare failure during his heyday; and "Murder One", which seemed to anticipate the current trend toward limited series. In a career spanning 20 years he created several successful shows like LA Law, and Doogie Howser, M.D.

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Bochco redefined television with his overlapping narratives and far from ideal characters.

Bochco was also the recipient of the Writers Guild of America's Laurel Award for excellence in 1994 and four Peabody Awards, for Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and twice for NYPD Blue.

Hill Street Blues had a sprawling universe of engaging yet flawed characters, a zippy pace and layers of overlapping, scripted dialogue, shot in a documentary style. At that time he was overtaken his fight against cancer ("The battle is won, and I look from mirror", said in an interview in program The Rich Eisen Show).

Bochco is survived by sister Joanna Frank; wife, Dayna; children Jesse, Sean and Melissa; and grandchildren Wes and Stevie Rae.

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