David Ogden Stiers, a legendary MASH star and Cogsworth voice actor, died at age 75. He passed away on Saturday night after a long battle with bladder cancer.
Social media has been flooded with tributes for David Ogden Stiers since his passing with many describing him as an actor who contributed greatly to so many people’s childhood memories.
The generation of the 80s remembers his MASH 4077 character Major Charles Emerson Winchester III, while the generation of the 90s loves his unbelievable voice of a number of classic Disney characters including Beauty And The Beast’s Cogsworth, Governor Ratcliffe AND Wiggins in Pocahontas and Jumba in Lilo and Stitch to name a few.
The generation of the 2000s remembers David for his role in Woody Allen’s comedy The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) where Ogden Stiers played. His colleagues for Scorpion set – Charlize Theron, Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Elizabeth Berkley – expressed the condolences to David’s family.
The American actor passed away from the illness on Saturday night. His agent Mitchell Stubbs confirmed the sad news via Twitter saying that the star passed away at his home in Newport, Oregon. David lost his battle with bladder cancer, he was 75.
‘His talent was only surpassed by his heart.His talent was only surpassed by his heart,’
Mr Stubbs re-tweeted.
David Ogden Stiers was scoring Emmy nominations for his iconic role in MASH 4077, some of his earlier television credits include The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Kojak and Charlie’s Angels.
Alan Alda pays tribute to his MASH colleague David Ogden Stiers
One of the brightest American actors and directors, Alan Alda, paid a tribute to his colleague. David and Alan were working together for many seasons of iconic MASH 4077.
“I remember how you skateboarded to work every day down busy LA streets,”
“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.”