MASH deaths

Stuff reports:

William Christopher, who played the unassuming US Army chaplain, Father Mulcahy, struggling to bring spiritual comfort to an anarchic surgical unit during the Korean War on the long-running hit TV series , died on Saturday (local time). He was 84.

I watched M*A*S*H growing up as a kid, and have rewatched it often over the last 30 years. A great show, and the final is the most watched non sports show of all time in the US – 125 million viewers.

The death of Christopher made me wonder how many other actors were still alive, and what had happened to them all. Here’s the list:

  • Alan Alda (Hawkeye) – aged 80
  • Loretta Swit (Hot Lips) – aged 79
  • Jamie Farr (Klinger) – aged 82
  • William Christopher (Mulcahy) – died 2016 aged 84
  • Wayne Rogers (Trapper) – died 2015 aged 82
  • McLean Stevenson (Henry Blake) – died 1996 aged 68
  • Larry Linville (Burns) – died 2000 aged 60
  • Gary Burghoff (Radar) – aged 73
  • Mike Farrell (BJ) – aged 77
  • Harry Morgan (Potter) – died 2011 aged 96
  • David Stiers (Charles) – aged 74

So five dead and six still living.

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