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Prolific A-Team Producer Stephen J. Cannell Dead at 69

More sad news to report: Big-name television producer Stephen J. Cannell, who helped create hits shows like The A-Team, The Rockford Files, and 21 Jump Street, passed away last night at age 69 from complications associated with melanoma. (You may know Cannell best for the distinctive production logo that saw him triumphantly pulling a completed page from his typewriter.) Seriously, if everyone could stop dying this week, we would be completely fine with that. [AP]

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