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Old 03-03-2018, 06:37 PM
 
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David Ogden Stiers, best known for playing Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on “MASH”, has died at age 75.
David Ogden Stiers, 'M*A*S*H*' star and Newport resident, dies at 75 | OregonLive.com
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Old 03-03-2018, 07:27 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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have been sick in bed all day--with a bladder infection--so color me surprised and sad to wake up and read he had died of bladder cancer

I think he was a brilliant, subtle actor and brought an entirely new and wonderful feel to the MASH cast.

RIP sir.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:43 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Seems like all older people die "peacefully" or "of natural causes" as opposed to having an actual medical diagnosis.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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Man, I hate that.
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:57 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Seems like all older people die "peacefully" or "of natural causes" as opposed to having an actual medical diagnosis.
The poster before you said that David Ogden Stiers died of bladder cancer. I don't know what is peaceful about that. Most people do have a medical diagnosis listed on their death certificate if the death is not traumatic, e.g. a car accident, blunt force trauma, etc.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Rutherfordton,NC
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He'll be greatly missed.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:28 PM
 
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Seems like all older people die "peacefully" or "of natural causes" as opposed to having an actual medical diagnosis.
I didn't read the posted link but read elsewhere he died of bladder cancer. Horrid!
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:52 PM
 
Location: CA
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awww RIP
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:12 AM
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I read that he was also a gifted musician (although the article did not cite which instrument), a lover of classical music, and frequently a guest conductor, as well as the resident conductor for an orchestra in Oregon.

One of my favorite episodes of Frasier was when Mr. Stiers appeared as a old friend of the mother of Frasier and Niles; their father (whom also died recently), noting how similar in tastes his sons had with the Stiers character, began to suspect that said character was the real father of the two boys.

Of course, it turns out that the Stiers character was gay (reflecting real life for Mr. Stiers) and had only a platonic relationship with the mother, whom had kept his secret back when being 'outed' was poison for a career.

As for MASH, I thought Mr. Stiers brought a welcome relief to the Frank Burns character, whom had grown rather tiresome. Major Winchester was never tiresome.

RIP to a well-rounded entertainer.
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Old 03-08-2018, 06:59 AM
 
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Sad. I remember him and I wish he could have stuck around longer. He was a refreshing change.
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