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David Ogden Stiers Tribute by Alan Alda Made After Actor's Death

David Ogden Stiers Tribute by Alan Alda Made After Actor's Death

Cast photo from M*A*S*H for 1977. Front row from left: Loretta Swit, Harry Morgan, Alan Alda, Mike Farrell. Back row from left: William Christopher, Gary Burghoff, David Ogden Stiers, and Jamie Farr. (Wikimedia Commons)

By    |   Monday, 05 March 2018 09:46 AM

David Ogden Stiers received a moving tribute by Alan Alda, who took to social media to mourn the death of his former M*A*S*H costar over the weekend.

"I remember how you skateboarded to work every day down busy LA streets," Alda said in a post to Twitter on Sunday. "How, once you glided into Stage 9, you were Winchester to your core. How gentle you were, how kind, except when devising the most vicious practical jokes. We love you, David. Goodbye."

News of Stiers' death shocked the world on Saturday.

The 75-year-old had been battling cancer, and his absence ignited a wave of mourning in Hollywood, where the actor had carved a successful acting career as Maj. Charles Winchester on the CBS comedy M*A*S*H from 1977 to 1983, Entertainment Weekly noted.

The role earned him two Emmy Award nominations, then in 1984 the actor got a third Emmy nod for his performance in "The First Olympics: Athens 1896," USA Today said.

Stiers also managed to forge a successful career as an animated voice artist, delivering a sterling performance as the voice of the clock Cogsworth in the 1991 Disney animated classic "Beauty and the Beast."

Since news of his death broke over the weekend, tributes have flooded social media.

The MKS Talent Agency, which confirmed that Stiers had passed away "peacefully at his home in Newport, Oregon after a courageous battle with bladder cancer," stated that the actor's talent was "only surpassed by his heart," according to a Twitter post.

Meanwhile fans and celebrities honored Stiers in their own way.

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Former M*A*S*H star Alan Alda paid tribute to his costar David Ogden Stiers on Twitter this weekend, remembering the actor who played Winchester as gentle and kind.
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