Cynthia Lynn, who starred in classic TV show Hogan’s Heroes, died on Monday night. She was 76.

Cynthia Lynn Dies

Lynn had been hospitalized on Friday when one of her legs began to swell up, relatives of the actress told TMZ. According to doctors, Lynn was told she had Hepatitis. She died on Monday from multiple organ failure.

Lynn’s daughter Lisa Brando, who was allegedly fathered by Marlon Brando, posted about her mother’s death on Facebook Wednesday morning.

Thank you all so very, very much for all your love and support during the most difficult time in my life,” Lisa Brando wrote. “I don't know how I will get thru this but I can truly feel the outpouring of my friends love for me and the love of my mothers [sic] fans. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lisa XOXO"


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On Hogan’s Heroes, Lynn played Colonel Klink’s secretary, Fraulein Helga. In the 60s, Lynn had an affair with her costar on the TV show, Bob Crane, who played Colonel Robert Hogan. Crane was found dead in his apartment in 1978.

Lynn also appeared in smaller TV roles in The Eleventh Hour, The Odd Couple and Mission: Impossible. Her lone movie role was as Frieda in Bedtime Story with Marlon Brando, David Niven and Shirley Jones.

Lynn is survived by her daughter Lisa Brando.

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