Stephen Hill was a television producer, game producer, producer, director, and a film producer who won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his 1978 film, The Little Prince.
But Hill died Tuesday at age 77, according to his family.
Hill was best known for directing the Oscar-nominated film, A Baby with a Gun.
In the 1980s, Hill starred as James Bond in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me, Thunderball, and Thunderball II.
The first film he directed was a 1985 movie, The Spy, which starred James Garner as a British spy who is trying to recruit the U.S. to invade Iran.
He directed the final James Bond movie, Goldfinger, in 2003, and has appeared in the films The World is Not Enough, The Living Daylights, Casino Royale, and Skyfall.
Hill, who was born in Boston and grew up in London, is survived by his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Katie.
Hill won an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2000 for The Little Princess.
The series is widely regarded as the best Bond movie ever made.
Hill also directed the 1980 romantic comedy The Prince and the Pauper, which won the Tony Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
Hill died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia at his home in Los Angeles.
Hill’s daughter said in a statement that she was devastated by his passing.
“My father would have loved to be able to tell his story, and I know that’s something he would have appreciated, but I can’t imagine a family grieving the loss of someone so close to us.
I am also heartbroken that Stephen’s work on The Little Royal, with his incredible cinematography, is so much more than a film, and the world he made with his wonderful wife, Katie, will never be the same,” Lisa Hill said in the statement.
Hill made his debut as an executive producer on The Sopranos and the original series of The Wire in 1998.
He produced the acclaimed series Fargo, starring Joel Kinnaman and Jessica Lange, which was nominated for four Emmys and won four Emlays.
Hill will be remembered for his work on both shows.
Hill earned two Emmy nominations for his contributions to both The Soprano and The Wire.
Hill is survived in Hollywood by his mother, Laura Hill; brother, Steve; sisters, Amy, Katie and Jill; and granddaughter, Emily.
He was born May 8, 1948, in Boston.
He grew up with his family in a small village in England.
Hill has two sisters and one brother.