Glen Larson, the television producer and writer responsible for such series as “Battlestar Gallactica,” “Magnum P.I.,” “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” and ”Knight Rider” has died. He was 77.
Larson died Friday at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica of esophageal cancer complications, his son James told the Los Angeles Times.
Prior to his television successes in the 1970s and 80s, Larson also was a singer in the 1950s with the group The Four Preps, with which he appeared in one of the ”Gidget” films, and has three gold records, according to a bio on walkoffame.com, the website of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Larson was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannie, a brother and nine children.