US actress Kellye Nakahara, best known for MASH, has died aged 72.
She died on Saturday at her home in California home following a battle with cancer.
“Kellye Nakahara Wallett succumbed to her fight with cancer surrounded by her family and close friends,” a press release stated.
“And fight she did, with humor, spunk and laughter.”
Nakahara had a recurring role as Lt. Kellye Yamato on MASH from 1973-1983.
“She was a treasure. She was sunshine on the set. Sparkle. Laughter. Everyone loved her,” Loretta Swit (Maj. Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan) said.
Alan Alda said, “What a good, feeling person she always was. Sensitive, kind and talented. I think often how, without even trying, she gave life to that spunky, adorable character in ‘Hey Look Me Over.’ And how, as a person, she possessed so much more.”
She also had roles in The Night Stalker, Little House on the Prairie, Hunter, Growing Pains, NYPD Blue and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.