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Law & Order Star Steven Hill Dies at 94

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NBC—NBC via Getty Images Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff in Law & Order.

He played D.A. Adam Schiff

(LOS ANGELES) — Former “Law & Order” star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.

Rachel Hill, his wife, said he died Tuesday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The cause of death was not immediately available, but she said he had several ailments.

Steven Hill was a versatile character actor in theater, films and TV who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV’s long-running “Law & Order.”

Hill’s more than two dozen films included “Billy Bathgate,” ”White Palace” and “Yentl.” He also starred for one season on TV’s “Mission: Impossible” as team leader Daniel Briggs.

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