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Richard England Hopkins
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1964
Newport Pagnell
Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Jan. 7, 2012
London
Greater London, England

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On Monday, March 19, 2012, the closing credits for Dancing With the Stars featured a memorial to him at the end of the opening show for the ??th season of the hit show.
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Richard Hopkins, a British television producer who helped bring "Dancing With the Stars" to the U.S., died Saturday in Britain after an eight-month battle with cancer. He was 47. Over his 20-year career, Hopkins produced "Fame Academy" and "Fear Factor" in Britain and worked on the first season of reality show "Big Brother" before developing, pitching and producing popular dance contest "Strictly Come Dancing" for the BBC. He then brought the format to the U.S., where the show was rechristened "Dancing With the Stars." Hopkins ran the BBC's format entertainment division between 2003 and 2006, then launched Fever Media, a joint venture TV company with Sony Music. Fever Media joint managing director David Mortimer said he felt privileged to be both business partner and friend to Hopkins. "Television is by its nature an ephemeral business, so very few of us can hope to have any lasting legacy," Mortimer said in a statement. "Richard was a glorious exception to this rule, and as one of the greatest producers of his generation, he quite literally got the world dancing." Hopkins is survived by his wife and three daughters. Associated Press
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Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Mar 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87062131
 


- BeNotForgot
 Added: Mar. 19, 2012
 
 
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