David Jacobs, Creator of ‘Dallas’ & ‘Knots Landing,’ Dies at 84

KNOTS LANDING, creator and executive producer David Jacobs, 1979-93.
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David Jacobs, the writer, director, and producer best known for creating the CBS series DallasKnots Landing, and Paradise, has died. He was 84.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jacobs passed away on Sunday, August 20, at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. His son Aaron revealed that his father had battled Alzheimer’s for several years and died of complications from a series of infections.