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Alan Alda Pens Sweet Tribute to Late M*A*S*H Costar William Christopher

1 January 2017 12:24 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Alan Alda remembered his pal and M*A*S*H costar William Christopher in a Twitter post on Sunday, just one day after the actor died from cancer.

“His pals from #Mash miss Bill powerfully. His kind strength, his grace and gentle humor weren’t acted. They were Bill. #WilliamChristopher,” Alda, 80, tweeted.

Christopher died at 5:10 a.m. Pt on Saturday morning with his wife, Barbara, at his side. He was 84. A rep for the star told People that he died “peacefully” and was “not in pain.”

Christopher’s son, John, told ABC that the actor died from a non-small cell lung carcinoma at his home in Pasadena, California. »

- Char Adams

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William Christopher, ‘M*A*S*H’ Star, Dies at 84

31 December 2016 6:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

William Christopher, best known for his role as Father John Mulcahy on the military sitcom “M*A*S*H,” died Saturday at his home in Pasadena, his son John Christopher told ABC 7 Eyewitness News. He was 84. Christopher died from non-lung small cell carcinoma. Christopher played Mulcahy on the sitcom from 1972 to 1983, reprising the role on the sequel series “After Mash” from 1983 to 1985. Also Read: Wayne Rogers, Trapper John of 'M.A.S.H,' Dies at 82 Christopher’s other roles included parts in the films “The Fortune Cookie” and “With Six You Get Eggrolll,” as well as the series “Gomer Pyle U. »

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William Christopher, Played M*A*S*H's Father Mulcahy, Dead at 84

31 December 2016 5:19 PM, PST | | See recent news »

William Christopher, best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H, has died. He was 84 years old.

Per ABC, the actor passed away on Saturday from lung cancer at his home in Pasadena, Calif.

In addition to his 11-season run on M*A*S*H (and later, the short-lived After M*A*S*H), Christopher’s TV credits included roles on Hogan’s Heroes, Gomer Pyle: Usmc and The Love Boat. He also lent his voice to the 1980s Smurfs. He most recently guest-starred on 11 episodes of Days of Our Lives in 2012.

Christopher leaves behind a wife, »

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