Gary David Goldberg's Death: Hollywood Mourns 'Family Ties' Creator

Steve Levitan of "Modern Family" and Bill Lawrence of "Cougar Town" are among those remembering the man who created Alex P. Keaton.
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Gary David Goldberg

TV industry insiders are taking to Twitter to mourn the death of Family Ties creator Gary David Goldberg, who passed away Saturday at 68.

Goldberg died from brain cancer at his home in Montecito, Calif.

Goldberg re-teamed with Michael J. Fox on Spin City and co-created the critically acclaimed Brooklyn Bridge. He also wrote and directed Dad, starring Jack Lemmon, and the Diane Lane-John Cusack romantic comedy Must Love Dogs.

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The Brooklyn native also wrote episodes of The Bob Newhart Show and M*A*S*H in an illustrious career in which he collected seven Emmy nominations and two wins.

Goldberg's series credits famously ended with a photo of his beloved black Labrador retriever in front of the Louvre in Paris and Goldberg saying, “Sit, Ubu, sit! Good dog,” followed by a bark.

Among those paying tribute:

Lawrence was recruited by Goldberg to create Spin City.