Donnelly Rhodes, a Canadian actor who is best known for roles in “Battlestar Galactica” and “The Flash,” died at the age of 80, according to reports.
Talent agency Northern Exposure said Rhodes died of cancer at Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Deadline Hollywood reported.
Donnelly Rhodes succumbed to cancer in a B.C. hospice on Monday https://t.co/rIBgfrGI0R
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Rhodes, who was born in Winnipeg, appeared in more than 160 TV and film roles over the past 60 years. He became an actor after he trained to be a warden in the National Park Service and then joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a mechanic, Deadline reported.
The #BattlestarGalactica community lost one of its own. We are saddened to learn – per a news release of Northern Exposure Talent Agency – of the passing of Donnelly Rhodes who so brilliantly portrayed Doc Cottle in the re-imagined #BSG series. R.I.P 😞😔 https://t.co/CJmCTT1t0R pic.twitter.com/oO5MSeQmbN
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In his life, he received numerous accolades, including a Gemini award for his role in the drama “Da Vinci’s Inquest” in 2002 as well as a Gemini Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006, the Canadian Press reported.
Rhodes is survived by wife Sarah, his daughter, and his son.
Just heard that Donnelly Rhodes, Galactica’s own Doc Cottle, has passed away. Very sad. He was a lovely man and I so enjoyed writing for him. Admired his work ever since “Soap”. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/QBhTUKeAfW
— Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) January 9, 2018
Donnelly Rhodes, December 4, 1937 – January 8, 2018; goodbye to Battlestar Galactica's gruff but gentle Doc Cottle, giving out terminal diagnoses to patients while puffing on his eternal cigarette #BSG #scifi #RIP #TheXFIles pic.twitter.com/H0SplZm5wR
— GEEKchocolate (@GeekChocolate) January 9, 2018
oh man, so saddened by the news of donnelly rhodes' passing. he was a joy to work with. our characters didn't always see eye to eye, but he was a lovely, talented and caring soul. he will be missed. #bsgfamily pic.twitter.com/J14QTSZtfE
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