December 10, 2023

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'Lizzie McGuire' alum Hilary Duff mourns death of producer Stan Rogow

Hilary Duff revealed Stan Rogow fought for her to land leading role in 'Lizzie McGuire'

By Javeria Shahid December 10, 2023
Stan Rogow and Hilary Duff at the Lizzie McGuire premiere
Stan Rogow and Hilary Duff at the Lizzie McGuire premiere

Hilary Duff, who is best known for her role in Lizzie McGuire, paid tribute to the show's producer Stan Rogow, following news of his death.

Rogow, who graced the world with his remarkable shows and series including Emmy nominated Fame died at the age of 75.

According to Variety, he passed away on Thursday, December 7 at UCLA Medical Center In Los Angeles and the reason of his death has not been disclosed.

However, "bringing back so many distant memories", the 36-year-old actress took to her Instagram on Saturday, December 9, to pen a heartfelt tribute to the writer.

She recalled her time when Duff was waiting for just one opportunity to shine and that "first opportunity to step up" was lended to her by Rogow.

The Younger actress referring to her lead role in the Disney channel series wrote, "You heavily cherish the people who first believe and see something in you, and for me there was a very special person who fought for me to land a role that would change the entire course of my life."

“I’m so very sad to hear of his[Rogow’s] passing today," she shared her grief with 26.8million followers on the social media platform.

"Stan - thank you for thinking I had 'that special thing'. Thank you for all the Lizzie adventures. Thank you for helping create a family I could never have dreamed of," Duff added.

Rogow relished multiple feathers to his cap, he was a music manager, a writer as well as a producer. He was most active in television.

He has been a key working force in notable series including, Playing For Time, Shannon’s Deal, Flight 29 Down, Darcy’s Wild Life, State of Grace, Valemont, Woke up Dead and Afterworld.

Over the course of his career spanning over four decades Rogow has earned three Emmy nominations; one for the Fame series by NBC in 1982 and the remaining two for Lizzie McGuire by Disney in 2003 and 2004.