‘MASH’ Co-Creator Gene Reynolds Dead at 96

Gene Reynolds has sadly passed away at the age of 96, multiple outlets are reporting.

The DGA announced that the legendary director had died Monday (February 3) at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif.

Gene was the co-creator of M*A*S*H, Lou Grant and Room 222, and served as the president of the DGA from 1993-97.

“Gene’s influence on the modern Directors Guild of America was significant and lasting,” current DGA president Thomas Schlamme shared in a statement. “During his two terms as president, he dedicated himself to making the guild more inclusive — broadening the leadership base, encouraging younger members to take leadership positions, strengthening ties between feature directors, pushing the industry to do better on diversity and working to modify DGA agreements so that filmmakers with low budgets could benefit from DGA membership. … He was passionate about this guild, spirited in his beliefs and dedicated until the end.”

RIP, Gene.

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