​R.I.P. 'Hill Street Blues' Creator Steven Bochco

​R.I.P. 'Hill Street Blues' Creator Steven Bochco
TV writer and producer Steven Bochco has died at the age of 74. A spokesman for his family said Bochco died in his sleep yesterday (April 1), following a battle with cancer.
 
Bochco was best known as the creator of Hill Street Blues, which garnered a record-setting 27 Emmy nominations in its first season. It went on to win 26 Emmys over the course of its seven-season run. The show has been heralded as pioneering television as a form of continuous storytelling, breaking from the traditions of sitcoms where each episode could stand alone.
 
He was also a creative force behind shows like L.A. Law, NYPD Blue and Doogie Howser, M.D.
 
A number of Hollywood colleagues have paid their respects to Bochco. See a selection of social media tributes below.