Cynthia Lynn Dies: Fraulein Helga of 'Hogan's Heroes' Was 76

Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 03:51 PM

By Ken Mandel

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Cynthia Lynn, one of the last surviving cast members of the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes," died Monday in Los Angeles, her daughter Lisa Brando announced on Facebook. She was 76.

"My beautiful mother — Cynthia Lynn just became an angel in heaven," Brando posted Monday evening. "RIP Mommy! I love you. I am so thankful that you were surrounded by the ENTIRE family and were not alone."

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TMZ reported Lynn was hospitalized Friday and diagnosed with hepatitis.

Lynn played Fraulein Helga, Colonel Klink's secretary, on the first season of "Hogan's Heroes," which ran from 1965 to 1971 and also starred Werner Klemperer, Bob Crane, and Richard Dawson.

She also appeared in "Mission: Impossible," "The Odd Couple" and "The Six Million Dollar Man."

Lynn was born Zinta Valda Zimilis in Riga, Latvia, on April 2, 1936.

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