David Jacobs’ Cause Of Death and Net Worth: What Did The Writer Die Of and How Rich Was He? His Obituary

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David Jacobs, the creator of CBS primetime series “Knots Landing,” “Dallas” and “Paradise,” has died. He was 84.

David Jacobs had a successful career in the entertainment industry that spans over decades.

He was a famed American screenwriter/television writer, producer, and director.

His notable works include CBS primetime series DallasKnots Landing, and Paradise.

Sadly, the world learned about his tragic passing on August 20, 2023. And following news about his death, many were curious to know more about what he died of and his net worth. Read on for more.

David Jacobs has died at the age of 84
David Jacobs has died at the age of 84. Credit: Getty

What was David Jacobs’ cause of death?

Dallas creator David Jacobs has died at the age of 84.

The renowned writer behind the iconic American soap had been battling Alzheimer’s for several year.

He died on Sunday in Burbank, California, from complications from a series of infections, his son Aaron told The Hollywood Reporter.

David Jacobs was the writer behind iconic US soap Dallas
David Jacobs was the writer behind iconic US soap Dallas. Credit: Rex Features

What was David Jacob’s net worth?

Before David Jacobs died, he accumulated an estimated net worth between $1 million and $5 million from his works as a screenwriter and producer.

He was born on August 12, 1939, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. He was in the entertainment industry from 1977 to 2005 and worked as a Television writer, director, and producer.

David Jacobs had an impressive career

Jacobs was best known for bringing Dallas to the small screen – a household favourite in the 1980s.

It aired for 14 seasons with an incredible 357 episodes from 1978 to 1991.

He started out writing non fiction books and magazine articles before shifting his focus to TV.

Jacob’s early TV included penning episodes for Family, Chicago Story, and The Blue Knight.

He then created Dallas, starring Linda Gray, Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy.

The drama, which surrounded a Texas oil family, was Emmy-nominated for Outstanding Drama Series in both 1980 and 1981.

Jacobs went on to write its spinoff show, Knots Landing – which ran for 14 seasons until 1993.

In 2008, Jacobs told TV Academy Foundation he had come up with the idea for Knots Landing before Dallas, but it was pitched and produced after.

The legendary writer also revealed Dallas was created around actress Linda Evans – who later starred in rival soap Dynasty.

Aside from Dallas and Knots Landing, Jacobs also wrote for scores of series including Four Corners and Paradise.

He also acted as executive producer for ABC’s Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman and Homefront – earning two Emmy nominations.

Jacobs was behind the revival of Dallas, which ran from 2012 to 2014.

He is survived by his wife Diana, his three children Aaron, Molly and Albyn, and two grandchildren.