May 18 2024

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Donner And Haig Pass

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This has been some weekend. Two more Trek actors died this weekend; Jack Donner and Sid Haig.

Donner was born in 1928 in Los Angeles. After leaving the army in 1948, he enrolled in drama school and could be seen in many plays, television shows and movies from 1948 through 2018.

Some of those shows and movies, according to IMDB, include: Death Valley Days, Dr. Kildare, Have Gun – Will Travel, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., My Favorite Martian, Get Smart, I Dream of Genie, The Flying Nun, Mission: Impossible, Kojak, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Roswell, General Hospital, and of course, the original series and Star Trek: Enterprise.

He was best-known to Trek fans for his role as the Romulan Sub-Commander Tal in The Enterprise Incident, and as a Vulcan priest in Star Trek: Enterprise: Home and Kir’Shara.

Donner passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 21 at the age of ninety.

Also passing on the same day was Sid Haig, according to his wife, Suzie Haig.

“On Saturday, September 21, 2019, my light, my heart, my true love, my King, the other half of my soul, Sidney, passed from this realm on to the next,” she said via Instagram. “He has returned to the Universe, a shining star in her heavens. He was my angel, my husband, my best friend and always will be. He adored his family, his friends and his fans. This came as a shock to all of us.”

Born in 1939 as Sidney Eddie Mosesian in Fresno, California; Haig began dancing lessons when young and began acting in high school.

Haig was best-known to Trek fans for his role of the First Lawgiver in the original series The Return of the Archons episode. He also appeared in shows and movies such as Batman, Laredo, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Death Valley Days, Daniel Boone, Gunsmoke, Get Smart, Mission: Impossible, Alias Smith and Jones, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rockford Files, Jason of Star Command, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, MacGyver, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, House of the Dead 2, Night of the Living Dead 3D, Halloween, and quite a more horror movies.

Haig died at the age of eighty, two weeks after an accident which landed him in the ICU.

TrekToday offers condolences to both families.

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