"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Don S Davis Dead at 65

Gateworld reports that Don S. David died at the age of 65 due to a heart attack at his home on June 29th, 2008. Davis is probably most famous for his role of Major General George Hammond for seven years on Stargate SG-1. He also played Major Garland Briggs in Twin Peaks. Davis severed three years in the US Army and rose to the rank of Captain. His career is long going all the way back to the MacGyver days on through today with unreleased projects including Stargate: Continuum.

"Many fans of Don's work have had the opportunity to meet him in person, as he was also a regular face at fan conventions around the world. Fans learned that behind General Hammond was a Southern gentleman with a big heart, a no-nonsense attitude, and all the love and respect one could imagine." Davis reflected on his own career back in 2006 with Gateworld, which can be found here.

From Davis' representative and wife Ruby Fleming-Davis:
Dear Fans and Friends of Don S. Davis,

So many of you have been touched by not only the work and art of Don S. Davis, but by the man himself, who always took the time to be with you at the appearances he loved, that it is with a tremendous sense of loss I must share with you that Don passed away from a massive heart attack on Sunday morning, June 29th.

On behalf of his family and wife, Ruby, we thank you for your prayers and condolences. A family memorial where Don's ashes will be scattered in the ocean will take place in a few weeks, and should you wish to, please make a donation to the American Heart Association in Don's memory.
Don S. Davis
August 4, 1942 - June 29, 2008

No comments:

Post a Comment