William Christopher, Father Mulcahy Actor on ‘M.A.S.H.’, Dies at 84

In this 2009 file photo, William Christopher appeared at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. He died Saturday at the age of 84. (Photo: Jason Merritt, Getty Images)
In this 2009 file photo, William Christopher appeared at the 7th Annual TV Land Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. He died Saturday at the age of 84. (Photo: Jason Merritt, Getty Images)

“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. Saturday at his home in Pasadena, California. He tells The Associated Press that Christopher’s wife says her husband died peacefully.

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.

SOURCE: The Associated Press