Producer Steven Bochco Dies At 74
Emmy-Winning Producer And Writer Steven Bochco Dies At 74 Of Leukemia
- Producer Steven Bochco died at 74 on Sunday, 1st April.
- The cause of death of the producer has been identified as Leukemia.
- He was diagnosed with the disease in 2014.
- The producer had won ten Emmy awards.
The Emmy-winning producer Steven Bochco has passed away after years of battle with leukemia. He was aged 74.
Bochco's personal assistant Phillip Arnold announced the Hill Street Blues producer died Sunday morning at home, surrounded by family members.
Arnold said in the statement,
Steven fought cancer with strength, courage, grace and his unsurpassed sense of humor. He died peacefully in his sleep with his family close by.
Bochco was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and had undergone a stem cell transplant where he received bone marrow from an unknown 23-year-old donor. In 2014, he said in a report about his treatment as
It's a bolt out of the blue, and completely unexpected.
It's the last thing in the world you expect when you spend your whole adult life basically working out to be healthy.
In 2016, Bochco wrote in his memoir Truth is a Total Defense: My Fifty Years in Television,
I think about life and death differently than before. I treasure life more and fear death less. Life and its complications are simpler or me, no. I don't sweat the small stuff, as they say.
Many actors and celebrities have been expressing their sorrow and condolences on Twitter since the tragic news broke.
Steven Bochco sat with Jake Kasdan and myself before we started Freaks and Geeks and let us grill him for advice. We used all of it. He was a great man and will forever be an inspiration. https://t.co/IWT2Zfr3Nf
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) April 2, 2018
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
Bochco had won prestigious Emmy Award for 10 times where his credits included Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, M.D., and Doogie Howser.