Charlie Hauck, an Emmy-nominated writer and producer for Frasier and Home Improvement, has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 79.
Hauck’s death was confirmed by his daughter, Flannery Cogan Hauck, with the cause of death being complications from pancreatic cancer on Saturday, November 14.
As well as Frasier and Home Improvement, Hauck also worked on the sitcoms Maude and One Day At A Time and wrote an episode of M*A*S*H under a pseudonym as a favour to Larry Gelbert.
Hauck was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, before moving to Pittsburgh to work as a reporter.
He eventually broke into the entertainment industry as a TV reporter and anchor at a Pittsburgh news station before moving to Los Angeles in 1974.
Hauck’s 35-year career in television saw him co-create The Associates in 1979 and create Valerie Harper’s comedy Valerie in 1986.
He also authored Artistic Differences, a 1993 comic…