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Legendary TV Producer Steven Bochco Dead at 74

By TheBlast Staff

Steven Bochco — a prolific writer and producer who worked on shows like "NYPD Blue," "Hill Street Blues," and "L.A. Law" — passed away on Sunday morning. He was 74.

A spokesman for Bochco confirmed his passing to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, "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 battling leukemia and, in 2014, received a stem cell transplant from an anonymous 23-year-old.

A winner of 10 Emmys in his career, Bochco was also behind the popular Neil Patrick Harris show, "Doogie Howser, M.D."

Bochco's rep said details about a memorial service "will be forthcoming."

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