Lost battle to illness: Beloved actor passes away

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.14 - 2023 12:13 PM CET

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Beloved actor passes away.

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The entertainment world is mourning the loss of Mark Goddard, a cherished actor who succumbed to a prolonged illness at the age of 86.

Goddard, who gained fame for his role in the 1960s TV series "Lost in Space," passed away on October 12, 2023, as confirmed by his family.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on July 24, 1937, Goddard's acting career spanned over six decades. He was best known for portraying Major Don West in "Lost in Space," a role that earned him a permanent place in the hearts of sci-fi fans.

The actor also had notable appearances in other TV shows and movies, including "The Detectives," "Johnny Ringo," and "Many Happy Returns."

Goddard's family announced his passing in a heartfelt statement, expressing their sorrow and thanking fans for their support during his battle with illness.

"We are deeply saddened to share the news of Mark's passing. He fought bravely but ultimately lost his battle with illness," the statement read.

Over the years, Goddard received several accolades for his contributions to the arts, solidifying his legacy as a respected figure in Hollywood. His work in "Lost in Space" remains a cultural touchstone, and the series itself has seen multiple reboots, keeping Goddard's memory alive for new generations.

As news of his death spread, tributes poured in from fans and colleagues alike, all sharing their fond memories and expressing their grief. Goddard's impact on the entertainment industry is undeniable, and he leaves behind a body of work that will continue to be celebrated for years to come.

Below you can watch a tribute to the 'Lost in Space' star:

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