Eileen Maki, who was well-known to fans for her portrayal of pub owner Rosie on the hit sitcom M*A*S*H, has passed away. She died in Los Angeles on May 1, 2023, at the age of 79.
Her manager Camilla Fluxman Pines revealed the sad news of Eileen’s passing. Continue reading to learn the reason for the renowned actress’s passing.
What was the cause behind the death of Eileen Saki?
Eileen’s manager Camilla Fluxman Pines recently revealed that the Japanese-American actress has departed for heaven. She lost her fight with pancreatic cancer on May 1, 2023.
Her longtime manager Camilla released a statement in which she said, “Eileen Saki died away quietly in Los Angeles yesterday, May 1st. In January, she received a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.
She was a lung cancer survivor in 2004, continued Fluxman. She had a second chance to apply for jobs and work in the field she adored; just before receiving her diagnosis, she shot a few significant ads.
She said, “She loved talking to young performers about the trip and was often recognised by face or even just voice by those who knew they knew her ‘from somewhere’.”
Here’s all you need to know about Eileen Saki (including her early life, acting career, and more)
Actress Eileen Saki’s real name was Minako Borgen. She was born in Japan in the year 1943. She gained notoriety for her portrayal of Rosie in the M*A*S*H television series, which ran for 11 seasons from 1972 to 1983.
Saki appeared in several more TV shows, including Without a Trace, Gimme a Break!, CHiPs, and Good Times. Her filmography also includes Splash, Meteor, Policewomen, and History of the Earth, Part I.
Fans and friends mourn the loss of Eileen Saki
Eileen Saki Eileen’s former co-star Jeff Maxwell, who played Pvt. Igor Straminsky in the CBS series, offered a moving tribute to her on the social networking site Facebook. Fans and friends grieve the passing of Eileen Saki Eileen. On the Facebook for his MASH Matters Podcast, he shared a post.
“Our sweet Eileen,” he wrote. Rosie, our spunky one. We sincerely thank the thousands of M*A*S*H fans who helped make Eileen’s final days a peaceful, upbeat, and loving experience on behalf of her husband Bob. Every email was read, and she replied to as many as she could. More tributes to Eileen Saki will be shared throughout the day. You’re welcome to follow suit. Eileen, our precious Eileen. We adore you so much. We will miss you so much.
“You will forever be in our hearts,” wrote one supporter. A second admirer then wrote, “Sad to hear about her dying. Wonderful memories of Rosie’s. To paraphrase Will Friedel, they are never truly gone from us if we keep watching, a user commented. Let Ms. Saki rest in peace. Also, thank you.
Bob Borgen, Eileen Saki’s husband, is the only survivor.
We offer the entire family of Eileen Saki our sincere sympathies during this awful time. Keep checking back with us for the most recent news from the entertainment industry.
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