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

05 March 2018, 12:19 | Nina Hammond

David Ogden Stiers, Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 75

M*A*S*H Actor David Ogden Stiers Dead At 75

The American star, who played Major Charles Emerson Winchester in the war-based comedy, lost his battle with bladder cancer on Saturday night.

Stiers passed away from bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Oregon, reported TMZ. "His talent was only surpassed by his heart". Stiers starred on the series from 1977 to 1983 and followed it with regular appearances on North and South, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Matlock, Touched by an Angel, and Frasier, as well as a memorable performance as the father, Al Meyer, in 1985's Better Off Dead...

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Disney The actor provided the the voice of a number of classic Disney characters including Beauty And The Beast's Cogsworth. He went on to voice characters in seven more Disney movies and some of his other well-known characters include Governor Ratcliffe in the 1995 film Pocahontas, Archdeacon in the 1996 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Jumba in the 2002 film Lilo & Stitch. Classically trained at the Juilliard School and the Houseman Acting Company, he launched into films with voice-over work in George Lucas' "THX 1138". Winchester, alike many of Stiers' characters, was a most beloved one and many fans have taken to Twitter to show just how much the great actor meant to them.

"The Majestic" cast member David Ogden Stiers is pictured with the film's star, Jim Carey, center, and the film's director/producer Frank Darabont, left, at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001. I wish people could know the lovely heart that he had. He appeared in several Perry Mason TV movies in the 1980s, as well.

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