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I just saw this at Gateword
Don S. Davis: 1942-2008

Monday - June 30, 2008 | by Darren Sumner With great sadness we must report that veteran actor Don S. Davis passed away on June 29, 2008. He was 65 years old.

Don co-starred on Stargate SG-1 for the show's first seven years, helping to launch the enduring science fiction franchise. Davis played Major General George Hammond, base commander and a father figure to many of the show's characters.

He is also well-known for his portrayal of Major Garland Briggs in Twin Peaks.

Off-screen, Don was beloved by the show's cast and crew. He departed the show in 2003 due to a medical condition that restricted his workload, but returned for several guest appearances on SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis in the following years. Don worked hard to improve his health, and continued to work both on screen and off until his death.

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http://www.gateworld.net/news/2008/06/don_...1942-2008.shtml

I was so sorry to hear this - that is SO sad. He was looking really good when I saw him at the last convention I went to. His wife was there and he was introducing her to everyone. They were both just really great friendly people.

My prayers go to her and other family and friends


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Boy that is sad news. I met him at a Burbank con once, and what I will always remember is that we met on an elevator going to the lobby. He overheard me telling Francesca that I would meet her inside (I believe there was some auction about to begin) after I logged into school and turned in my projects. Don looked at me and said, that is good, school is more important than anything I am doing, take your time, get it right, we will be here when you are done.

As I didn't get a 'He's being sarcastic' feeling, I smiled a thankyou and went on to find a wifi spot.  I ran into him the next day (I missed all that days stuff, partly for school, but mostly due to my MS kicking up from the heat), mid afternoon and the first thing he asked me (I didn't see him coming up from behind) was, 'Did you get your projects turned in?' I didn't even think he would remember that much of a less than thirty second meeting, but he did. I was very happy to inform him that not only had I turned it in, but my group project (the one I was working on) got an A (and we really did). He smiled and said, 'That is what it is all about, giving your best and meeting your goals'. He walked away after that, but dang, he was so very sincere, I will never forget that weekend.

Don, here's to you and I will pray for your family that they have the strength you obviously had to continue your good legacy.


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I am saddened to hear that Don S. Davis is gone now.

 

I never met Don S. Davis but I did get an e-mail from him once.

 

I a number of years ago I had found a web site that displayed some of Don's art and I had sent an e-mail inquiry to the website host to ask if they would mind a link on my website's link pages. To my surprise, it was Don S. Davis himself who answered my e-mail. Although I do not remember exactly what he said, the gist of it was that he, Don S. Davis, appreciated my interest in his work and gave me permission to link to the site that was then hosting his work.

 

For those of you who did not know, Don was an artist as well as an actor. He did excellent paintings, drawings, and carvings, among other things. I had always wished that I could afford to buy one.

 

http://www.donsdavisart.com/index.php

 

The above link is not the original one, but that site no longer exists. The site I have linked here has several samples of Don’s art though.

 

Unfortunately, I lost that e-mail from Don a long while back but I may have it backed up somewhere... but it would take a bit of searching to find, if I do have it.

 

Still, I do have the memory of getting a nice e-mail from Don S. Davis and that is what counts to me.

 

I will miss Don for his work on the screen and for all the art he could have done if he had had more time.

 

 

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He just seemed like a sweetheart of a man.  Both of your stories back up exactly what I thought all along.

It's funny how we all "knew" him.  He will definitely be missed

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Nice stories. He was a great actor and obviously and even greater man. He will be missed.
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