Actor Don S. Davis of Stargate, dead at 65
By April MacIntyre Jul 1, 2008, 18:44 GMT
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Stargate SG-1's Don S. Davis has died; he was 65.
Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi of Stargate: Atlantis today spoke to Monsters and Critics on the phone in a conference call, and noted the passing of the actor he cited as a wonderfully warm and talented human being.
Joe Mallozzi remembered the actor: “'Hellooo, Jooooe!' It was a greeting I’d come to associate with the man, a good-natured, self-deprecating southern gent who always had a story to tell but, more than anything, always wanted to hear how YOU were doing."
Mallozzi has posted the special entry about Davis in his ongoing blog: Thoughts and Tirades, Rants and Ruminations. MALLOZZIS_TRIBUTE
Don S. Davis, who played Maj. Gen. George Hammond on SCI FI Channel's Stargate SG-1 for seven seasons, died June 29 after suffering a heart attack.
The family is requesting any donations be made to the American Heart Association.
Davis made several guest appearances on the show's spinoff, Stargate: Atlantis.
David also portrayed Maj. Garland Briggs on Twin Peaks. He also worked on MacGyver, where he met Richard Dean Anderson, a fellow SGA actor.
Mallozzi noted that Davis would appear in "Stargate: Continuum", the upcoming movie.