William Christopher, who starred as Father Mulcahy in the long-running TV series M*A*S*H, has died at 84.
His son, John Christopher, revealed on Sunday that his father had died the previous morning - 18 months after he was diagnosed with cancer.
The actor was reportedly feeling well until two weeks ago.
"William Christopher was at home in Pasadena, California with his wife when he passed peacefully and without pain," John told KABC-TV.
Christopher was born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1932 and made his debut as a stage actor in the 1950s before moving to television.