M*A*S*H actor David Ogden Stiers dead at 75

Stiers also guest-starred on episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

David Ogden Stiers, known for his role as Major Charles Winchester on the classic TV show M*A*S*H, has died at the age of 75, The Oregonian reports.

According to his agent, Mitchell Stubbs, the actor died peacefully in his Oregon home after a battle with bladder cancer.

Stiers first joined M*A*S*H in its sixth season, filling the void left by Larry Linvilleā€™s Major Frank Burns, who departed the series at the end of Season 5. Stiers received back-to-back Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1981 and 1982. He earned his third nomination in 1984 for his supporting role as William Milligan Sloane, founder of the U.S. Olympic Committee, in the NBC miniseries The First Olympics: Athens 1896.

Stiers guest-starred on episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Matlock, Touched by an Angel, Wings, Frasier and Murder, She Wrote; he also recurred as Oberoth on Stargate Atlantis, and as Mr. Bauer on Two Guys and a Girl.

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