Heartbroken: Wayne Rogers – Trapper John of M.A.S.H. – Passes Away on New Year’s Eve

Heartbroken: Wayne Rogers – Trapper John of M.A.S.H. – Passes Away on New Year’s Eve

I was stunned this morning and greatly saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne Rogers. I loved the guy – he was wicked smart, a conservative and one of the most savvy investors out there. Not to mention funny. I loved M.A.S.H., as most of America did. It feels like things will never be the same without Trapper John. May he rest in peace. Rogers was 82 and died of complications from pneumonia. He was surrounded by his family as he passed. He is survived by his current wife Amy, his two children (with his first wife), and four grandchildren. We lost a legend and an icon and I lost someone I truly admired.

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From the Independent Journal:

Actor Wayne Rogers (“M.A.S.H.,” “City of Angels,” “House Calls,” and “Murder, She Wrote”) passed away on New Year’s Eve, 2015, of complications from pneumonia.

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He was 82 years old.

In addition to his acting credits, Rogers served in the United States Navy and earned a degree in history from Princeton University.

Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda’s Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on “M.A.S.H.” Per Fox News: Rogers’ army surgeon Trapper John was one of the most beloved characters — and half of one of the most beloved duos — in TV history, despite the actor’s appearing in only the first three of the show’s 11 seasons on CBS.The two skilled doctors, Hawkeye and Trapper, blew off steam between surgeries pulling pranks, romancing nurses and tormenting their tent-mate Frank Burns, with a seemingly endless supply of booze and one-liners at the ready. In one classic moment, Trapper reaches out as though he’s checking for rain and says, “Hmm, feels like it’s going to martini,” as Hawkeye promptly passes him a drink. And in another line that typified the show’s ethos, Trapper answers a question with “How should I know? I dropped out of school to become a doctor.” He moved beyond acting to see serious success later in life as a money manager and investor. In 1988 and 1990, he appeared as an expert witness before the House Judiciary Committee to speak in favor of maintaining the Glass-Steagall banking laws of the 1930s. In recent years he was a regular panelist on the Fox News stock investment show “Cashin’ In.” Trapper John will be missed.

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Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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