LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Reza Badiyi, who created some of the greatest opening sequences in small-screen history, has died, family friends announced Sunday.

The 81-year-old died “peacefully” Saturday evening at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, family spokeswoman Bita Milanian said.

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During his career, Badiyi created the opening sequences for the original “Hawaii Five-O” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” according to several biographies of the Iranian-born director.

Badiyi started his career as a cinematographer and worked with such giants as Sam Peckinpah and Robert Altman. In 1963, he branched into television, eventually directing more than 430 episodes of TV series.

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Directoral credits include “Mission Impossible,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Baywatch,” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Plans for a memorial service have not been released.

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