Actor David Ogden Stiers passes away at age 75

Published March 4
Updated March 4

Every single of us probably has his or her own favorite David Ogden Stiers character.

Maybe you knew him best as the stuffy Major Charles Winchester in the TV series M*A*S*H. Or as the needling dadAl Meyer in 1985's Better Off Dead. Or going outside the '80s, as the always-upbeat mayor of Grady, S.C, in 1991's Doc Hollywood – a flick so full of '80s stars that we should grandfather it into our beloved decade.

The actor died Saturday at his home in Newport, Oregon, after a battle with bladder cancer, his agency announced. He was 75.

Here are just some of the TV shows and movies he appeared in during the '80s and beyond: Creator (1985), North and South (1985), Perry Mason TV movies, Matlock, The Accidental Tourist, Mighty Aphrodite and Everyone Says I Love You.

He also voiced Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast as well as Jumba in Lilo & Stitch.

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