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Television executive producer David Wolper poses in his office in Los Angeles, Calif., in Aug. 1987. Wolper, whose 1977 miniseries "Roots" became a landmark in television history, has died at the age of 82. Wolper died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home Tuesday evening while watching television with his wife Gloria. Wolper died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)
Photo by: MARK TERRILL
Television executive producer David Wolper poses in his office in Los Angeles, Calif., in Aug. 1987. Wolper, whose 1977 miniseries "Roots" became a landmark in television history, has died at the age of 82. Wolper died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home Tuesday evening while watching television with his wife Gloria. Wolper died of congestive heart disease and complications of Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill)

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