It is with great sadness that I report that one of the true gentleman of sci-fi passed away yesterday.
Don S. Davis was known to most of us as General Hammond of Stargate SG1, but he also had roles in The X-Files as Scully’s father, the role of Major Briggs in Twin Peaks, and even a few spots in MacGyver that ultimately brought him to the Stargate universe. He was also a talented artist; a passion he decided to indulge in recent years.
Mostly, he was known as a good, kind man who was truly a “Papa Bear” to everyone he encountered; always ready with a hug, a raunchy joke, or to stand up to anyone at a convention who would dare to treat a fan poorly.
I don’t think I will ever forget how emotional he got at Dragon*Con two years ago when he tried to describe what the show and its fans meant to him.
He will be missed.
Instead of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the American Heart Association.