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    René Auberjonois has died, aged 79; farewell Odo!

    René Auberjonois died today (2019 Dec 08). Having watched all of DS9 earlier this year, this hit home today.

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    He was also in the MASH movie and the sitcom Benson.
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    Wow, a bad week for Star Trek alumni. It does make me sad. I didn’t watch Benson, but I thought he did very well on DS9, and I noticed him in a number of other roles, including voice acting. He had a very distinct voice, after all.

    There were a lot of great characters on DS9 - after the original series, it is my second favorite of the Star Trek series.

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    This news does make me a bit sad. I first saw him in Benson playing off Robert Guillaume. I always enjoyed him in whatever role he played and he did a very good job in DS9.

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    Yesterday was a two-obituary day for me (after writing my Celebrating the Living about Norman Lear, too), but I couldn't not write about him. https://www.the-solute.com/ill-die-w...ois-1940-2019/
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    He was also in the MASH movie and the sitcom Benson.
    And a couple pf characters in Avatar the Last Airbender. Plus a memorial appearance on Stargate SG-1.
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    Wow, a bad week for Star Trek alumni. It does make me sad. I didn’t watch Benson, but I thought he did very well on DS9, and I noticed him in a number of other roles, including voice acting. He had a very distinct voice, after all.

    There were a lot of great characters on DS9 - after the original series, it is my second favorite of the Star Trek series.
    Who else died?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    Who else died?
    Michael J. Pollard, from "Miri", and long-time Trek writer D.C. Fontana.
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    Pollard died in late November. I think you mean Robert Walker (separate thread).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Pollard died in late November. I think you mean Robert Walker (separate thread).
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    And Marina Sirtis's husband, apparently, whom I declined to write an obituary about because I'd already written two that day and don't know anything about him beyond "he was married to Marina Sirtis."
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    A bad few days...

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