Iconic television creator Steven Bochco passed away today at the age of 74. As the Hollywood Reporter notes, Bochco had been battling leukemia, with spokesman Phillip Arnold stating, “Steven fought cancer with strength, courage, grace and his unsurpassed sense of humor. He died peacefully in his sleep [at home] with his family close by.” Among the many classic shows Bochco had a hand in creating, programs such as NYPD Blue and Doogie Howser, M.D. aired on ABC. Another Bochco-produced ABC show was the short-lived but long-remembered Cop Rock.

Following the news of Bochco’s passing, Disney CEO Bob Iger shared a remembrance of him and his work:

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

 
 

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