M*A*S*H actor David Ogden Stiers dies at age 75

M*A*S*H actor David Ogden Stiers dies at age 75

Stiers passed away from bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Oregon, reported TMZ.

"His talent was only surpassed by his heart", he wrote to his 438 followers.

David Ogden Stiers, the actor who was best known for his role as Major Charles Winchester on the long-running TV comedy show MASH, has sadly died. Grew up on Star Trek, MASH, Better off Dead and of course Beauty and the Beast.

Disney The actor provided the the voice of a number of classic Disney characters including Beauty And The Beast's Cogsworth. He also had notable parts in Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Lilo & Stitch.

Here are just some of the TV shows and movies he appeared in during the '80s and beyond: Creator (1985), North and South (1985), Perry Mason TV movies, Matlock, The Accidental Tourist, Mighty Aphrodite and Everyone Says I Love You.

On "M*A*S*H", Stiers' Maj. As the snobbish Winchester, Stiers was a flawless foil for Alan Alda's lovable, wise-cracking character Hawkeye Pierce.

In the season eight episode "Morale Victory", Winchester is proud of saving a wounded soldier's leg, only to learn that the minor injury to the young man's hand is all that matters to him, as he is a concert pianist.

Steirs also starred in George Lucas' first film, THX 1138, and was a recurring character in the likes of Two Guys A Girl And A Pizza Place, and Regular Show.

"Now is the time I wish to find someone, and I do not desire to force any potential partner to live a life of extreme discretion with me".

I suppose it's a mixed blessing for an actor to have such an iconic role that it's the headline in every obituary written about them despite decades of stellar work afterward.

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