Today is a sad day for Hollywood: Stephen J. Cannell, one of our most prolific and well-respected writer/producers, passed away last night in Pasadena at the age of 69 from complications from melanoma.
With over 1500 television credits (including The A Team, The Rockford Files and 21 Jump Street) as well 16 published novels (many of them best-selling), its hard to believe Mr. Cannell suffered from Dyslexia all his life but didn’t even discover it ’til his daughter was diagnosed.
As a prominent spokesperson for the disease, Stephen J. Cannell joined us as a guest on our show, Lifestyle Magazine, where he continued to raise awareness and put an inspiring twist on the challenge.
He was a kind and generous man, survived by his high school sweetheart of over 46 years, their three children and three grandchildren.
What a loss.
May he rest in peace.