Friday, October 01, 2010

Stephen J. Cannell Dies

Stephen J. Cannell, writer-producer of many of my favorite TV shows (The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Hunter, Booker...), died last night of complications from melanoma. He was 69. Since the late 1990s, he had become known as a novelist, most notably for the Shane Scully novels. He frequently guest-starred on Castle as himself. I've often tweeted my admiration for him, and I hope he saw some of those posts. I will always remember his enthusiasm and encouraging words.

1 comment:

D said...

He lived a good life. An inspiration to many writers who wanted to quell their parents' concerns about dying destitute. When my folks asked what I would do with an English degree I told them "I don't know write something like 'Christine' or the 'A-Team' maybe 'The Invisible Man. That usually shut them up. Thanks and R.I.P.