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Cynthia Lynn

One of the Last Surviving 'Hogan's Heroes' Stars Dies

3/11/2014 5:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cynthia Lynn -- the actress who played Helga on "Hogan's Heroes" is dead, and it's believed she was one of only two surviving members of the cast.

Family members tell TMZ Lynn had been in good health but was taken to the hospital Friday because her leg was swelling up.  Doctors told her she had Hepatitis. On Monday night, her organs started shutting down. She died Monday night.

Lynn played Helga -- Klink's secretary -- during season 1, from 1965-66.  

"Hogan's Heroes" was one of the most popular shows of its time, running from1965-1971. We did some checking, and Robert Clary ... who played Cpl. Louis LeBeau ... appears to be the final cast regular still living.

Lynn also appeared on "Mission:Impossible," "The Odd Couple" and "The Six Million Dollar Man."

Lynn was 76 years old.  Cause of death is multiple organ failure.


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I always thought she was prettier then the 2nd Klink secretary (which Bob Crane in real life ended up marrying after the show went off the air). Now to square things off. Technically there are still 2 survivors left or even 3 (how about that)! Yes there's Robert Clary(LeBou) and Kenneth Washington who replaced Ivon Dixon's Kinch role. NOW the exclusise!!! There's a 3rd survivor of Hogans Heroes but he made only 4 or 5 re-appearing episodes on the show. That's Bernard Fox who played a Cornel who outranked Hogan. (He was also on BEWITCHED as Dr. Bombay & the movie TITANIC) So there are your 3 survivors.

228 days ago


Let me tell you here and now that watching someone die from organ failure/Hepatitis is one of the worst experiences a family member can endure. I wish hers peace and serenity in the coming weeks. RIP Cynthia Lynn.

228 days ago


RIP , sweetlady

228 days ago

Chow Hai    

The last one?
Did Robert Cleary die since 2008? I know he was alive then. I met him.

228 days ago

Politico Pablo    

The German's may've lost Der Voar--but they sure had nice uniforms.

228 days ago


R.I.P and my condolences to her family.

So sad for her family, one day, she was with them, next she is gone.

228 days ago


Kenneth Washington played Richard Baker in season 6 and he's still alive.

228 days ago
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