Barbara Bosson, Emmy-nominated star of Hill Street Blues, has died aged 83 content

Barbara Bosson was a celebrated television star, rising to fame in the 1980s (Image: GETTY)Barbara Bosson’s son, Jesse, revealed the tragic news over the weekend through a social media post. In a heartfelt statement, the 47-year-old declared his mother had “More spirit and zest than you could shake a stick at.“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.”While her cause of death was not revealed, Jesse confirmed that his mother had died on Saturday, February 18.Barbara was a celebrated television actress, with her most well-known role being Fay Furrillo on the series Hill Street Blues. .: Hayden Panettiere’s brother dead: Walking Dead star Jansen dies aged 28 The actress’ son, director Jesse Buchco, announced the tragic news via social media (Image: GETTY) In 1970, Barbara wed writer and producer Steven Bochco, who helped create Hill Street Blues (Image: GETTY) . Hollywood star Stella Stevens dies after Alzheimer’s Disease battle Her portrayal of Fay earned the actress an astounding five Emmy nominations throughout her five years as a main cast member in the 1980s.Following news of the star’s death, tributes flooded social media from both her fans and colleagues alike.American star Titus Welliver penned a sweet message calling Barbara a “colleague, friend and surrogate mother”.He continued: “My heart is shattered by her departure. Bow your heads for her loved ones who are so very devastated by her departure. Barbara and her Blue Street Hills costar Daniel Travani often attended the Emmys together (Image: GETTY)“Love you Babs, you made us all better with your kindness.”Titus and Barbara had worked together on the 1995 drama series Murder One, for which the actress also received an Emmy nomination.Actress Jennifer Tilly recalled one of the few moments she got to work with Barbara, writing on Twitter: “A lovely lady and a fine actress. We did a scene together on my last appearance on HSB.“The director told us ‘We need some chitchat before Jennifer gets killed’.DONT MISS: Madonna shows off ‘surgery’ results now swelling ‘has gone down’ in dig at criticsJohn Cleese says ‘I must apologise’ as Fawlty Towers revival causes ‘anger and distress’1000lb Sisters’ Amy and Tammy ‘fight for more money’ as TLC salaries ‘exposed’ per episode”So she asked me about the future and I adlibbed I wanted to take cooking classes and then I got shot.”A fan wrote: “Barbara Bosson has been a familiar face for as long as I’ve been watching television, and she always did a great job in every show she was in.“May she rest in peace, and my condolences to her family and friends.”The actress made a start in her Hollywood career in Steve McQueen’s 1968 action flick Bullitt before heading to television with the detective series Mannix.In 1970, Barbara married writer and producer Steven Bochco, who had a hand in some of the series she starred in including Hill Street Blues, Murder One and Cop Rock.The couple had two children together in their 27-year marriage before divorcing in 1997.Steven tragically died in 2018 at the age of 74 after a battle with leukaemia.The actress is survived by her son Jesse, daughter Melissa and her two grandchildren. Related articles Lisa Marie Presley took out ‘3 life insurance policies’ before death No Time For Sergeants star Kevin O’Neal has died Priscilla Presley trying to ‘protect’ and ‘keep family together’ Shania Twain shares near-death Covid experience Rod Stewart and Johnny Depp among mourners at Jeff Beck’s funeral