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


"M.A.S.H." star William Christopher has died. He was 84.

Christopher's agent Robert Malcom said the actor died at 5:10 a.m. at his home in Pasadena, California. He tells The Associated Press that Christopher's wife says her husband died peacefully.

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In this 1982 file photo, cast members of the television series "M*A*S*H" from left, William Christopher, Harry Morgan, Mike Farrell, Alan Alda, and Jamie Farr, take a break on the set during taping in Los Angeles. Photo: Wally Fong/AP FileIn this 1981 file photo, Jamie Farr, left, plugs his ears, as cast members of the "M*A*S*H" television series cast from front left, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit, William Christopher, and from back from left, Mike Farrell Alan Alda and David Ogden Stiers celebrate during a party on the set of the popular CBS program in Los Angeles. Photo: Huynh/AP File

Malcom said Christopher was diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago and had been in hospice since the beginning of the week.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara, and his two sons.

Christopher is best known for the role of Father Francis Mulcahy on "M.A.S.H.," the 1970s TV show set during the Korean War.

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