David Ogden Stiers is dead at 75
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Actor David Ogden Stiers, most famous for starring in the last six seasons of MASH, died Saturday at his home in Newport, Oregon, a town on the central Oregon Coast. He was 75, and his agent said the cause of death was bladder cancer. Stiers stepped in to play Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III, a snobby Bostonian with serious surgical skills and wit, in 1977, when MASH star Alan Alda's previous foil, Maj. Frank Burns (Larry Linville), left the show.

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Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.