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April 13, 2020

Timothy Brown of 'M*A*S*H' and NFL Fame Dies at 82

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Timothy Brown, who gained his fame as an NFL star before he became an actor, has died at age 82.

Although he became famous as an NFL Champion and an Eagles Hall of Famer, Timothy Brown became even more well-known when he appeared on "M*A*S*H."

MASH (M*A*S*H) cast member Timothy Brown (as Capt. Oliver Harmon 'Spearchucker' Jones). Series premiered September 17, 1972. | Photo: Getty Images

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The 82-year-old, however, brought millions to tears after the Philadelphia Eagles announced his passing through their website and official Twitter handle.

Brown spent eight seasons with the Eagles and one final season with the Baltimore Colts. Upon his retirement from football, Timothy turned to acting.

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Through their statement, the Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie of the Eagles said:

"Those who knew him well have said they will remember him for his outgoing, uplifting personality and the connections he built with his teammates and the community."

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People recalled that Timothy earned a spot with the Eagles when the then-coach, Vince Lombardi, removed him from the Green Bay Packers after his only game with the team.

Brown spent eight seasons with the Eagles and one final season with the Baltimore Colts. Upon his retirement from football, Timothy turned to acting and ended up as one of the few actors that featured in both the "M*A*S*H" movie and TV show.

Portrait of Timmy Brown, Offensive Back for the Philadelphia Eagles. Filed on 1/19/68 | Photo: Getty Images

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During his time on the hit TV series, he played the role of Capt. Oliver Harmon 'Spearchucker' Jones. CNN added that Timothy, who grew up in an orphanage, appeared in more than 20 movies and TV shows besides "M*A*S*H" during his acting career.

When Timothy wasn't in front of the camera or out on the field, the "Sweet Sugar" actor spent his time working with young adults as a probation officer in Los Angeles, the site further revealed.

The actor and former football player is survived by his son Sean, a sister, Della Mitchell and two grandchildren.

As regards his funeral services, Deadline reported that Sean made it known that the family hopes to hold a memorial service on May 24, which would have been his father's 83rd birthday.

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