Stargate's Don S. Davis Has Passed Away

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Don S Davis - Major General George Hammond from Stargate:SG1Don Sinclair Davis, our own ‘General Hammond’ from Stargate:SG1, passed away from a heart attack on Sunday, June 29th.

Mister Davis was a veteran character actor, best known for his appearances on some of my favorite shows including: Stargate SG-1 and The X-Files. He also played Major Garland Briggs in Twin Peaks but I never did watch that one.

He was 65 years old.

Of course for me, he will always be SG-1‘s Major General George Hammond. I always wondered why he left that show and now I find out that he had some medical issues that limited his ability to work. I also did not know that he met SG-1 co-star Richard Dean Anderson on the set of MacGyver, on which he worked as a stunt double for actor Dana Elcar. That sort of makes sense – the two actors do look similar. And it explains why someone from work said they thought he WAS the guy from MacGyver (Elcar).

Ah well, he will be missed.

R.I.P. Don S. Davis.

~P