Famous Actor Featured On One Of The Biggest TV Shows Passes Away

The year 2016 was a tough one for Hollywood. Celebrities seemed to be dying at an accelerated rate. In the last days of the cursed year, yet another beloved star was lost.

William Christopher passed away on the day of New Year's Eve at the age of 84. He died from non-small cell lung cancer in his home, surrounded by his family.

Christopher is best known for his role on arguably one of the best sit-coms ever: 'M*A*S*H'. Christopher played the soft-spoken, compassionate Father John Mulcahy from 1972 through 1983.

In the spin-off 'After M*A*S*H' Christopher reprised the role from 1983 through 1985.

Christopher was also known for appearances on 'Hogan's Heroes,’ 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,’ and in movies like 'The Fortune Cookie' and 'With Six You Get Eggroll.'

His 'M*A*S*H' co-star Loretta Swit, who played Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan, paid a loving tribute to Christopher in a statement she made after his death: "Our dear Bill and his goodness are a great argument for there being a heaven. I never heard him complain or lose his temper. Everyone adored him. A great sense of humor and a great humanitarian. He became TV's quintessential padre as Father Mulcahy on 'M*A*S*H' It was the most perfect casting ever known. He was probably responsible for more people coming back to the church. If God is nigh, then surely he or she will welcome Bill with open arms."

Source: ABC7
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