’M.A.S.H.’ star William Christopher dies at 84

M.A.S.H. star William Christopher has died at the age of 84. The stage and screen actor’s agent Robert Malcom said he died in the early hours of Saturday morning at his home in Pasadena, California. Christopher had been diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago and had been in hospice since the beginning of the week. He is best known for the role of Father Francis Mulcahy on M.A.S.H., the 1970s TV show set during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and two sons.

A great sense of humor and a great humanitarian. He became TV’s quintessential padre as Father Mulcahy on M.A.S.H. It was the most perfect casting ever known.

M.A.S.H. actress Loretta Swit