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M*A*S*H and Beauty and Beast star David Ogden Stiers dies aged 75

05 March 2018

The actor's agent, Mitchell Stubbs confirmed the news on Saturday and the agency's Twitter shared that Stiers' had passed away at his home in Newport, Oregon.

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

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Actor David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role in the classic United States comedy * a href="*A*S*H_ (TV_series)" target="_blank" *'M*A*S*H', has died at the age of 75.

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David collaborated with Disney on eight animated features, including Beauty And The Beast, Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He also played Jumba in popular cartoon movie Lilo and Stitch. Grew up on Star Trek, MASH, Better off Dead and of course Beauty and the Beast.

Stiers is best known for playing U.S. Army Maj. The soldier feels he has no reason for living, but in a powerful performance by Stiers, Winchester provides him with piano music written for a single hand and shows him the empathy necessary to save him.

Stiers had a busy post- "M*A*S*H" career with TV shows including the "North & South" miniseries and "Perry Mason" TV movies. I wish people could know the handsome heart that he had. Charles Emerson Winchester III in M*A*S*H from 1977 to 1983.

"Without it I don't think I would even be an actor".

Stiers joined the M*A*S*H cast at the beginning of its sixth season and replacing Larry Linville after he left the series. Winchester was a much more complex, rich foil for Hawkeye and Hunnicutt.

M*A*S*H and Beauty and Beast star David Ogden Stiers dies aged 75