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Late 'M*A*S*H' star reportedly leaves large amount of money to charity after death

Cheryl Kahla
Jan 28, 2019
11:35 A.M.

Actor and voice artist, David Ogden Stiers, was most well known for his portrayal of Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on the award-winning 1970's show, M*A*S*H.

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As reported by TMZ, Stiers passed away on the 23rd of March at the age of 75, after a long battle with bladder cancer.

In an unexpected turn of events, TMZ learned that Stiers wanted to be a positive change in the world, even in death, and opted to share his fortune with those less fortunate.

According to the documents obtained by the media outlet, Stiers donated most of his assets to various charities and organizations.

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He chose five causes close to his heart, including the Southern Poverty Law Centre, the Newport's Children's Advocacy Center and My Sister's Place.

Each organization will receive $50,000, while his CDs and DVD's will be donated to the Newport Library in Newport, Oregon, his hometown.

According to Pop Culture, Stiers arranged for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Somerset County to receive a substantial donation. The funds will be allocated to a political scholarship.

His electrical vehicle, a Tesla Model X, will go to Adam Flatt, director of the Newport Symphony Orchestra. On their official website, Stiers was described as 'a guiding light for the NSO since its founding.

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Stiers served as a conductor for the NSO as well. Apart from his duties close to home, he also traveled the world and guest-conducted for the Oregon Mozart Players and the Virginia Symphony, among others.

'David Ogden Stiers was a generous, loving, and inspirational friend and pillar to our orchestra, and, indeed, to all of us individually. Our orchestra would not be here if it weren't for his great support and inspiration over three decades.'

Flatt was confident in speaking for everyone at the NSO when he said that they will honor his life's work and keep his spirit alive in all their performances.

Stiers' career spanned nearly five decades, and he had 167 film credits behind his name. His last on-screen appearance was as Ralph Wilson in the 2017 TV movie, The Joneses Unplugged.

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