Iconic Actor Who Was in Over 160 TV Shows, Films Dies at 80 After Cancer Battle

January 09, 2018Jan 09, 2018

Sad news emerged on Tuesday morning about a 6-decade TV and movie actor, Donnelly Rhodes. The Canadian actor who appeared in TV shows and movies shown all around the world passed away at the age of 80. 

Throughout his career, Rhodes acted in over 160 TV series and movies. According to Page Six, his career began in Winnipeg, Canada, after joining the National Park Service and later the Royal Canadian Air Force. 

He started his career after he was a member of the first graduating class of the National Theatre School of Canada in 1963. 

After he decided to pursue acting, Rhodes quickly became noticed for his talent. Some of his most notable roles were in "Soap," "Battlestar Galactica," "The Flash," and "Legends of Tomorrow." Rhodes also appeared in several other prominent shows including "Golden Girls," "Mister Ed," "Murder She Wrote," "The X-Files," and "Tron: Legacy." His full list of TV shows and movies can be found on IMDB.


Over the span of his career, Rhodes won several awards. The most significant awards he received were the Gemini award for his role in "Da Vinci's Inquest," and a Lifetime Achievement Award. Additionally, he was given a star on Granville Street's Star Walk for the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame.

According to TV Guide, the acclaimed actor reportedly passed away after battling cancer. Ronald D. Moore, the creator of the TV series "Battlestar Galactica," posted on social media about the actor's death. 



Donnelly Rhodes is survived by his wife and two children. Please be praying for his family during this difficult time. No matter the age, the loss of a loved one is never easy. Did you love some of the shows Rhodes acted in? Let us know! In other pressing news, 2 are dead, 3 homes destroyed, and multiple people are trapped due to extreme mudslides on US highway.

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