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Michael J. Fox remembers 'Family Ties' creator Gary David Goldberg

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Gary David Goldberg, the Emmy-winning creator of Family Ties and Spin City, died Sunday at age 68. After working on the writing staffs of Lou Grant, The Tony Randall Show, and The Bob Newhart Show, Goldberg created Family Ties, starring Michael J. Fox, in 1982.

In a statement to EW about Goldberg’s death, Fox said, “With a full heart I say goodbye to my mentor, benefactor, partner, second father and beloved friend, Gary David Goldberg. He touched so many with his enormous talent and generous spirit.  He changed my life profoundly. Love to [his wife] Diana and all of Gary’s family.”

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Originally posted June 24 2013 — 3:43 PM EDT

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