Cynthia Lynn Dies; Hogan's Heroes Star Was 76

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Cynthia Lynn, one of the last surviving members of the hit '60s comedy Hogan's Heroes, has died at the age of 76. Her daughter, Lisa Brando, confirmed the news.

Lynn played Colonel Klink's secretary Fraulein Helga, the pretty blonde with braided hair, during the show's first season and throughout the series' six seasons.

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Lynn passed from sudden multiple organ failure in Panorama City, Ca., and is survived by daughter Brando, whose father was late actor Marlon Brando.

Screen and stage legend Brando met Lynn on the set of 1964's Bedtime Stories. Lisa took to Facebook on Monday to mourn the loss of her mother.

"May all the fans of my mother light candles for her tonight... And pray for us all and her loving fiance that is beside himself right now," she wrote.

"Thank you all so very much... This happened with NO WARNING... She died about 1 hour ago... OMG OMG OMG I can't even believe this is real."

Lisa created a Memorial Fund in the hopes of raising $100,000 for Lynn's service.

"She did not have any money and I KNOW that she wanted to have CELEBRATION of life for her family and fans," Lisa wrote on the fund's site.

"She wanted to be sure that people celebrated with champagne and remembered all the great times," she added, and we hope she's able to be.

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the worst news in years..............