Major Charles Emerson Winchester III Has Died


macrumors P6
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Aug 17, 2007
David Ogden Stiers, best known as the arrogant surgeon Major Charles Emerson Winchester III in the TV series M*A*S*H and the voice of Cogsworth in the original Beauty and the Beast, has died at age 75.

His agent, Mitchell K. Stubbs, confirmed on Twitter that Stiers died Saturday of bladder cancer at his home. Stubbs paid tribute to the true heart of the man best known for his snooty portrayal of Major Winchester.

"I am very sad to report that David died this morning March 3, 2018 peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer. His talent was only surpassed by his heart."
Thought he was an excellent actor.


macrumors 6502
Aug 26, 2007
He made a large contribution to one of the most amazing television productions ever made.
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