Hollywood iconic producer, Stephen J. Cannell who gave us television classics like “The A-Team,” “21 Jump Street” and “The Rockford Files” has died. He was 69 years old.
Cannell died at his home in Pasadena, California, surrounded by family and friends. Cannell had been battling melanoma and died from complications.
“Aside from being a legendary television producer and prolific writer, Stephen was also a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and a loyal friend. Mr. Cannell is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Marcia, their three children, Tawnia, Chelsea and Cody and three grandchildren. Stephen was the pillar of strength within his family and he touched everyone he met. He will be most deeply missed. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society or The International Dyslexia Association. Details regarding his memorial service will be released.”