DEAD: ON THIS DATE
McLean Stevenson (aged 68)
Edgar McLean Stevenson Jr. (November 14, 1927 – February 15, 1996) was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Lt. Colonel Henry Blake in the television series M*A*S*H, which earned him a Golden Globe Awardin 1974. Stevenson also appeared on a number of television series, notably The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Doris Day Show.
DEATH: Stevenson was recovering from bladder cancersurgery at the Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center on February 15, 1996, when he suffered a fatal heart attack. He is interred in Forest Lawn – Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles.
Stevenson died one day before actor Roger Bowen, who portrayed Lt. Colonel Henry Blake in the 1970 movie MASH, also dying from a heart attack.