Steven Bochco, creator of Hill Street Blues, dies at 74

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In this Aug. 17, 2016 file photo, television writer/producer Steven Bochco poses for a portrait at his office in Santa Monica, Calif. In his memoir “Truth Is a Total Defense: My Fifty Years in Television” Bochco takes the reader through his prolific career, which he began at 22 as a story editor on a popular […]

Steven Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating “Hill Street Blues,” has died. He was 74.

A family spokesman says Bochco died Sunday in his sleep after a battle with cancer.

Bochco, who won 10 primetime Emmys, created several hit television shows including “L.A. Law,” ”NYPD Blue,” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”

Details of a memorial service were not immediately released.

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