On this very sad day I must report that our fellow actor Don S. Davis has passed away. Davis played Major General George Hammond, base commander and a father figure to many of the shows characters on Stargate SG-1. 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.