Obituary: Don S. Davis


by Irma Arkus

Fans of Stargate SG-1 everywhere are saddened by passing away of Don S. Davis at age 65.

Known to fans as Major General George Hammond, Don S. Davis has been a fan favorite during his long-running participation as cast member.

Even though he departed from the show in 2003 due to a medical conditions, he returned for many guest appearances. His last guest appearance was in feature film Stargate SG-1: Continuum (2008).

Don S. Davis was more than a memorable character in Stargate SG-1, but the heart of the show. SG-1, with its structure resembling a family, had Hammond as a gentle, decisive father figure, depicted by Davis as no other actor could. His art, his spirit, and his acting will be missed.