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​Alan Alda pays touching tribute to "M.A.S.H." co-star Wayne Rogers

Wayne Rogers and Alan Alda in "M.A.S.H."

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Last Updated Jan 2, 2016 8:39 AM EST

Alan Alda remembered his "M.A.S.H." co-star Wayne Rogers with a touching post on Twitter on Friday.

Rogers died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia at age 82.

The two starred together on the 1970s series, with Rogers portraying Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alda's Hawkeye Pierce.

Alda, 79, tweeted Friday: "He was smart, funny, curious and dedicated. We made a pact to give MASH all we had and it bonded us. I loved Wayne. I'll miss him very much."

"M.A.S.H." aired on CBS from 1972-1983, but Rogers' stint lasted from just 1972-1975. Trapper John and Hawkeye Pierce were two skilled doctors on the show who were known for pulling pranks.

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Wayne Rogers and Alan Alda in "M.A.S.H."
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