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MASH actor William Christopher succumbs to cancer at 84

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 January 2017, 17:53 IST
MASH actor William Christopher succumbs to cancer at 84

Actor William Christopher, who rose to fame playing Father John Mulcahy on TV show M*A*S*H, is no more.

He was 84.

According to his representative, Christopher died on Saturday morning, reports people.com. His wife was with him.

Christopher's son John told ABCNews that the actor died from a non-small cell lung carcinoma at his home in Pasadena, California, on 31 December.

According to his representative, Christopher was diagnosed with cancer a year and a half ago. He had begun a new treatment about a month ago but his health deteriorated "about a week ago". He entered hospice care on 26 December.

"He was not in pain, he went peacefully," his representative said.

Christopher had a long list of TV credits, including appearances on Hogan's Heroes, Gomer Pyle: USMC and The Love Boat. He also did voice-over for the 1980s hit Smurfs. He most recently portrayed Father Tobais in an 11-episode guest stint on Days of Our Lives in 2012.

The actor, who was born in Evanston, Illinois, is survived by his wife Barbara, and their two sons, John and Ned.

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First published: 2 January 2017, 17:53 IST
 
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