The Canadian actor, best known for his character like,
hapless escaped con Dutch Leitner on ABC's soap opera spoof Soap and ‘Doc
Sherman Cottle’ on Battlestar Galactica, Donelly Rhodes has passed away.
He was suffering from the cancer. He passed away at the
Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, according to a
statement from the Northern Exposure talent agency. After roles on varied CBC
TV series, Rhodes went to Hollywood and became a contract player for Universal
Pictures, where he appeared in movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
and TV series like Wagon Train, Dr. Kildare, Golden Girls and Mission Impossible.
Famous writer and producer Ronald Moore account expressed
his sadness at Rhodes' passing, writing: "He was a lovely man and I so
enjoyed writing for him on Twitter.