Legendary television star was just announced dead in his own home. Reports say his family was by his side.
You know him to be the creator of the classic sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati.” TV legend, Hugh Wilson, has died at the age of 74. According to multiple reports.
His family confirmed the heartbreaking news stating that he died on Sunday at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. Furthermore, as of now, the cause of his death has not yet been released. And we don’t know of any former health complications.
Wilson was an advertising copywriter and a radio sales executive in the beginning of his career. Meanwhile, later moving into writing for television. And he was great at what he did, there was no doubt about that.
If you ever watched “The Bob Newhart Show” or “The Tony Randall Show” you were a witness of his incredible talent. Meanwht wasn’t until 1978 thatWilson created the hip sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati.”
Furthermore, the show was all about “the misadventures of the staff at a struggling radio station in Cincinnati.”
Howard Hessman as DJ “Dr. Johnny Fever” and Loni Anderson as the receptionist Jennifer Marlowe were breakout stars. Other popular characters on the ensemble show were Tim Reid as cool DJ “Venus Flytrap” and the fussy news reporter Les Nessman, played by Richard Sanders. -Legacy
Wilson was one of a kind and loved talking about his ideas and scripts. In a 2015 interview with the Archive of American Television, Wilson talked about the script for “Police Academy.” Which we all know became a classic comedy.
“I got this script, and it was such a lousy piece of junk,” “I told my agent that I was in no way interested.” “He came back to me and said, ‘This is The Ladd Co., it’s an important company, part of Warner Bros., a lot of important people are attached — and they’re saying that if you do a rewrite, they’ll let you direct it.’ I said, ‘That’s a whole different story.'”
RIP Mr. Wilson, you will be missed.