The TV producer Stephen J. Cannell died at the age of 69. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Owner of a self-named production studio. He was known for The Greatest American Hero, The A-Team, and other classic TV shows.
He worked in the family business before selling his first script to It Takes a Thief in 1968.
He often worked with a typewriter when writing scripts.
How did Stephen J. Cannell die?
Cannell passed away at his home in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday night from complications associated with melanoma, his family said in a statement on Friday.
"So many people get involved with carrying grudges and having these moral battles with people, where they cast themselves as the righteous and the other guy is the dirtbag. They waste tons of energy on it, create all kinds of darkness around themselves and the other person. It gets you nothing."Stephen J. Cannell
"I really hesitate to say that any of my shows influenced other writers."Stephen J. Cannell
"Once you put something like 'The A-Team' on the map, it does become part of the DNA of television. People grab little pieces of it. I certainly grabbed little pieces of other people's shows when I was creating my shows."Stephen J. Cannell
"I'm generally a very happy guy because I'm doing what I want. I'm willing to tell you that there are people who are much better than I am in writing. I don't have to be the fastest gun in the West."Stephen J. Cannell
"I can write a book in probably three months."Stephen J. Cannell