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Wayne Rogers Dead: ‘M*A*S*H*’ Star Dies At 82

Thu, December 31, 2015 10:37pm EDT by Beth Shilliday 1 Comment
Wayne Rogers Dead

So sad! TV legend Wayne Rogers has passed away at the age of 82. He was best known for his iconic role as ‘Trapper John’ McIntyre on the 1970’s series M*A*S*H*’ but went on to other TV hits.

Oh no! Wayne Rogers, who rocketed to fame playing “Trapper John” McIntyre on the CBS hit series M*A*S*H* has passed away at the age of 82 following a battle with pneumonia. While he was only on the series for three years from 1972 through 1975, the role cemented his legend in TV fame alongside co-star Alan Alda.

R.I.P Trapper John! Wayne Rogers died on New Year’s eve following a bought with pneumonia. He was best known as his lovable doctor character in a mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War on the iconic dramady M*A*S*H* but went on to star in other popular series before becoming a mega-successful businessman who was able to put his acting past behind him. His departure from the show opened the way for Mike Farrell’s character of B.L Hunnicutt to come in and finish out the series until it’s finale in 1983.

His character was so beloved that CBS developed a long running medical drama around him with Trapper John M.D. airing from 1979 through 1986, though Wayne never reprised his role, which was taken over by Pernell Roberts.

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He later built a mega-successful career in finance and was a regular panel member on the Fox News Channel stock investment television program Cashin’ In. He began his dabbling in investments and real estate during his time on M*A*S*H* and managed to make a very lucrative second career, although he still dabbled in acting on such series as Murder She Wrote.

Our thoughts go out to Wayne’s family and friends with his sad passing.