One of the leading voices in 70s and 80s television has passed away. Glen A. Larson died Friday night at the age of 77 at a California hospital. He succumbed to esophageal cancer.

Glen A. Larson is known as one of television's seminal storytellers. He is responsible for creating over a dozen hit TV series. The highlights in his career include Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider, Magnum P.I., Manimal, Quincy M.E., Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Cover Up.

Glen A. Larson got his start in show business during the 1950s, serving as a member of The Four Preps musical group. A decade later, he began his writing career, which started with an episode of The Fugitive.

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He won a trio of Emmys starting in 1974 and 1975 for McCloud, which took home trophies for Outstanding Limited Series. And then he won again in 1977 for Quincy M.E., which took home the award for Outstanding Drama Series.

Being a musician, Glen A. Larson was also known for creating some of the more memorable theme songs of the 70s and 80s, including 'The Ballad of the Unknown Stuntman' for The Fall Guy, the 'Knight Rider Theme' and the theme for The Six Million Dollar Man.

Glen A. Larson is survived by his wife Jeannie, brother Kenneth and nine children (including his son James) from former wives Carol Gourley and Janet Curtis: Kimberly, Christopher, Glen, Michelle, David, Caroline, Danielle and Nicole.

A memorial service will be held in the near future.

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