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William Christopher, ‘M*A*S*H’ Star, Dies at 84

Actor was best known for his portrayal of Father Mulcahy on military sitcom

William Christopher, best known for his role as Father John Mulcahy on the military sitcom “M*A*S*H,” died Saturday at his home in Pasadena, his son John Christopher told ABC 7 Eyewitness News. He was 84.

Christopher died from non-lung small cell carcinoma.

Christopher played Mulcahy on the sitcom from 1972 to 1983, reprising the role on the sequel series “After MASH” from 1983 to 1985.

Christopher’s other roles included parts in the films “The Fortune Cookie” and “With Six You Get Eggrolll,” as well as the series “Gomer Pyle U.S,M.C.”

Christopher is survived by his wife Barbara, as well as his two sons, John and Ned.