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    Who Was Barbara Bosson And How Did She Die?

    Barbara Bosson passed away on Saturday, February 21 at the age of 83. The actress had received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Fay Furillo on ‘Hill Street Blues.’ Her death has sent waves of sadness across the globe among her well-wishers and fans.

    Right after the news broke out, people took to social media to pay a last respect to the incredible actress. One needs to know how a person lived their life to fully grasp the impact of their death. So let’s take a closer look at Bosson’s early life, career, and the cause of her death.

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    Life And Career Of Barbara Bosson

    Barbara Bosson
    Barbara Bosson

    Born on November 1, 1939, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Barbara Bosson’s father was a tennis coach. In 1968, her first feature credit, the Steve McQueen crime thriller ‘Bullitt‘ was released.

    She is mostly known for her role as Fay Furillo in the 1980s NBC television series called ‘Hill Street Blues.’ Bosson was a part of the series for the first six seasons. Between 1995 to 1997, Bosson played the role of prosecutor Miriam Grasso on ‘Murder One.’

    The role was well received and it even earned her an Emmy Award nomination. Between 1970 to 1997, she was married to television writer and producer Steven Bochco with whom she had two children.

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    How Did She Die?

    Barbara Bosson
    Barbara Bosson

    On Saturday, February 18, 2023, Bosson passed away in Los Angeles. She was 83 years old and her death was confirmed by her son, Jesse Bochco. “More spirit and zest than you could shake a stick at“, he wrote on Instagram.

    He further wrote: “When she loved you, you felt it without a doubt. If she didn’t, you may well have also known that too. Forever in our hearts. I love you Mama.”

    Bosson’s husband Bocho died in 2018. She is survived by her son Jesse, daughter, granddaughter, and grandson. Some of her important acting credits include ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, ‘L.A. Law‘ and ‘A Session With the Committee.’

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