NEW YORK (AP) — Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a movie and tv actress greatest recognized for taking part in Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on “M*A*S*H,” has died at age 72.

Son William Wallett instructed The Associated Press that Wallett died Sunday after a quick battle with most cancers. She was at her dwelling in Pasadena, California, surrounded by household and pals.

A native of O’ahu, Hawaii who was listed as Kellye Nakahara whereas in “M-A-S-H,” Wallett additionally appeared within the movie “Clue” and in John Hughes’ “She’s Having a Baby.” More not too long ago, she labored as a watercolor artist and was concerned within the native arts group. She is survived by her husband, David Wallett; two kids and 4 grandchildren.

“M*A*S*H,” the acclaimed sitcom set in the course of the Korean War, ran from 1972-83. Nurse Kellye carries a secret crush on the present’s main character, the womanizing surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, performed by Alan Alda. In a memorable scene, Kellye reveals her emotions, scolding Hawkeye for having his “eyes … on every nurse” besides her.

Fans who discovered of her loss of life left tributes on social media:

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