'M*A*S*H' actor William Christopher dead at 84: agent

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Posted: Dec 31, 2016 8:30 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor William Christopher, best known as the earnest, soft-spoken U.S. Army priest Father Francis Mulcahy on the hit television comedy "M*A*S*H," died on Saturday at his home in Pasadena, California, according to his agent. He was 84.

Christopher was diagnosed with cancer about 18 months ago, his New York-based agent, Robert Malcolm, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Steve Gorman; editing by Diane Craft)