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David Ogden Stiers, who played Major Winchester on 'M*A*S*H,' dead at 75

David Ogden Stiers, who played Major Winchester on 'M*A*S*H,' dead at 75

Actor David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role as the snooty Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III on the popular TV show “M*A*S*H,” died Saturday. He was 75.

Stiers died at his home in Newport, Ore., after a battle with cancer, his agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs tweeted.

“His talent was only surpassed by his heart,” Stubbs said.

Stiers received two Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Winchester in 1981 and 1982 on the CBS sitcom, which was set during the Korean War and became one of the most watched TV shows of all time. As the snobbish Winchester, Stiers was a perfect foil for Alan Alda’s lovable, wise-cracking character Hawkeye Pierce.

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