The family of Stephen J. Cannell reports that he passed away at home in Pasadena last night due to complications associated with melanoma. They write:
“Aside from being a legendary television producer and prolific writer, Stephen was also a devoted husband, loving father and 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 grand children. He will be missed greatly.
“The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the American Cancer Society for melanoma research or the International Dyslexia Association. Details regarding his memorial service will be released.”