Steven Bochco producer-writer is known for creating hit police drama like Hill Street Blues died on April 1, 2018. According to Bochco’s personal assistant Phillip Arnold, he died on Sunday after fighting with leukemia.
Bochco was diagnosed with leukemia years ago. He died asleep and during his death, he was surrounded by his family member.
In five decades-spanning career, legendary TV producer created and produced TV shows that won critical acclaim and left a lasting impact on TV network. When Bochco was alive he battled the networks over creative control and his win includes casting Neil Patrick Harris in the role of Doogie Howser and presenting partial nudity on NYPD Blue TV series.
For Bochco Hollywood was life. His most of the family members are connected to Hollywood. His first wife actress Barbara Bosson co-starred in Hill Street. His wife Dayna was a TV executive and of 3 sons Jesse has become a proficient TV director.
Corbin Bernsen wrote on Twitter that he is forever grateful to Bochco who unlocked his career. He added he was the person to teach him more about humanity.
I will be forever grateful to Steven Bochco for the key to the lock that opened the door to a career. At the same time he taught me more about our humanity; our faults and strengths, how they survive side by side, despite our human insistence on seeing them as opposing forces.
— Corbin Bernsen (@corbinbernsen) April 2, 2018
Just heard Legendary tv producer Steven Bochco passed away. His groundbreaking storytelling was a big influence on me pursuing a career as a professional actor. Was blessed to get to direct one of his shows and tell him in person. RIP Mr. Television
— Eriq La Salle (@EriqLaSalle23) April 2, 2018
So sad to hear Steven Bochco passed. Gave me my first real job on TV on NYPD Blue. RIP.
— dean norris (@deanjnorris) April 2, 2018
Steven Bochco death has made several people around the world sad. Though he died, his talent and contribution that has pushed the entertainment to new height will always be alive.