Steven Bochco, TV Creator Of 'Hill Street Blues,' 'NYPD Blue,' Dead at 74

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Steven Bochco, a TV producer/writer behind many hit shows over the years, has died at age 74, according to a representative at Steven Bochco Productions. The spokesperson said Bochco died peacefully Sunday morning at 10:20 a.m.

"Steven fought cancer with strength, courage, grace and his unsurpassed sense of humor," Phillip Arnold said in a statement provided to CBS News. "He died peacefully in his sleep with his family close by."

Bochco's TV credits include a wide array of programs such as Hill Street BluesL.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D. and NYPD Blue. Many of them were shows related to the law genre.

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He has won 10 primetime Emmy awards throughout his career.

Details about a memorial service will be forthcoming and the family requests privacy during this time. 

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