Steven Hill, who played ‘Law & Order’ DA Schiff, dies at 94

This 1998 image released by NBC shows actor Steven Hill as D.A. Adam Schiff in a scene from "Law & Order." Hill died Tuesday. AP Photo

LOS ANGELES – Former “Law & Order” star Steven Hill has died. He was 94.

Rachel Hill, his wife, said he died Tuesday morning at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. The cause of death was not immediately available, but she said he had several ailments.

Steven Hill was a versatile character actor in theater, films and TV who achieved his greatest success late in life as grumpy District Attorney Adam Schiff on TV’s long-running “Law & Order.”

Hill’s more than two dozen films included “Billy Bathgate,” ”White Palace” and “Yentl.” He also starred for one season on TV’s “Mission: Impossible” as team leader Daniel Briggs.

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