Sam Bobrick -- known for creating the popular '90s saved by the bell creator for the popular 90s sitcom Saved By the Bell -- has passed away.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film industry icon's death was the result of a stroke, which occurred this past Friday, Oct 11. Following the news on Bobrick's passing, friend of the writer, Adam Carl, had this to say: "Sam was, more than anything, a mensch of the highest order, he was a writer who absolutely adored actors -- not always a given -- and appreciated the contributions they brought to the table. He was never precious or defensive about suggestions or notes; he wanted the work to be the best it could be and cherished a good idea from no matter where it came."
Along with being accredited as the creator for Saved By the Bell, Bobrick's decades-long writing career in the film industry is highlighted by contributions to such programs as Get Smart, The Flintstones, The Andy Griffith Show and The Van Dyke Show.
Most recently, Bobrick was announced to be working on NBC's Saved By the Bell reboot for the network's new streaming service. The studio has yet to comment on how Bobrick's passing will affect the new series going forward.
Bobrick was 87.