D." Later came "NYPD Blue" (1993-2005), which earned more acclaim and landed Bochco his 10th Emmy Award.Bochco was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014 and received a stem-cell transplant.He "died peacefully in his sleep with his friends and family close by," said a statement issued by his representative. March 14, 2018: Stephen Hawking, one of the world's foremost theoretical physicists, has died.Hawking was best known as the author of "A Brief History of Time," the best-selling 1988 book that first brought modern astrophysics into popular understanding for many.The actor came to fame in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999) and "Austin Powers in Goldmember" (2002).Other film work included "Mighty Joe Young" and "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." No cause of death was given; Troyer had been public about his battle with alcohol addiction. April 17, 2018: Carl Kassell, who spent nearly four decades at NPR, has died.It also turned Hawking into a pop-culture icon who was featured on "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Simpsons." For decades, Hawking was confined to a wheelchair by a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. March 12, 2018: Craig Mack, a rapper best known for the 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear," has died.Released through Sean Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment, "Flava in Your Ear" earned a Grammy nomination and sold more than a million copies.
Wolfe is credited with helping giving birth to New Journalism, which blends literary techniques into nonfiction writing.March 11, 2018: Ken Dodd, a British comedian who enjoyed his greatest fame in the '60s and '70s, has died.Dodd was knighted last year, becoming Sir Ken Dodd.Kassell joined NPR in 1975 and ultimately retired in 2014.In 1979, Kasell helped launched the news program "Morning Edition," reading the headlines at the top and bottom of the hour. "I am extremely sad to tell you all that my dear friend and colleague for 16 years, Carl Kasell has passed away at the age of 84, from complications of Alzheimer's," Sagal wrote Tuesday on Twitter.