David Ogden Stiers, a prolific actor best known for his appearance as a surgeon on the television series M*A*S*H, has died and he was 75.
On Saturday night, March 3, the actor's agent Mitchell Stubbs confirmed in an email that David died after battling bladder cancer.
David Ogden Stiers, M*A*S*H Star and Cogsworth Voice Actor, Dies At Age 75
There are no additional details have been provided, but according to a tweet shared by Mitchell's agency, David, who voiced the character Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast, died at his home in Newport, Oregon, on Saturday.
Mitchell wrote on Twitter,
His talent was only surpassed by his heart,
David played the aristocratic Major Charles Winchester III on MASH beginning in its season six, replacing Larry Linville after he left the series. In the sitcom, David's character also showed an empathy and wit his predecessor lacked.
David was also the voice of an announcer in HX 1138, George Lucas' 1971 feature directorial debut. He received two Emmy nominations for his work on "M.A.S.H."
David had more than 150 film and television credits, including his appearances on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and several Perry Mason television movies.