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Star Trek actor Gary Graham dies ‘suddenly’ aged 73-Kitty Chrisp-Entertainment – Metro

He died on Monday.

Star Trek actor Gary Graham dies ‘suddenly’ aged 73-Kitty Chrisp-Entertainment – Metro

Gary Graham died on Monday, his ex-wife has announced (Picture: GETTY)

Gary Graham, who is famous for his role in Star Trek: Enterprise, has died at the age of 73.

The TV veteran actor died on Monday, according to his ex-wife, who posted a moving tribute on social media announcing the news.

The Alien Nation star’s cause of death has not been disclosed, but Susan Lavelle – who met Graham when she was 20 years old before they married and welcomed a child – described him as funny, kind, and an amazing actor.

Taking to Facebook, Graham’s ex-wife Susan wrote: ‘It is with deep profound sadness to say that Gary Graham, my ex husband, amazing actor and father of our beautiful only child together, Haylee Graham, has passed away today.

‘We are completely devastated especially our daughter Haley. His wife, Becky was by his side.

‘I met Gary when I was just 20 years old and he was one half of the star duo on the TV series, Alien Nation.

Graham had a recurring role in Star Trek: Enterprise as Ambassador Soval (Picture: Paramount Network Television)

Gary Graham andSusan Grahamare pictured here in 1990 (Picture: Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

‘But he had already been in movies like All the Right Moves with Tom Cruise. Of course, Gary has many more credits.

‘Gary was funny, sarcastic sense of humor but kind, fought for what he believed in, a devout Christian and was so proud of his daughter, Haylee.

‘This was sudden so please pray for our daughter as she navigates through this thing called grief.

‘Fly high into the heavens Gar! Thank you for our journey and thank you for the gifts you left me in acting, my love of horses and most importantly, our daughter.’

In Star Trek: Enterprise, Graham had the recurring role as Ambassador Soval and reprised this early noughties character for fan film Star Trek: Axanar in 2015.

Graham is perhaps best known for his role in Alien Nation (Picture: Fox-Tv/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock)

He was also a keen musician (Picture: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Graham’s career spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970s on TV and in films, with his most prominent role being Detective Matthew Sikes in series Alien Nation, and the subsequent films.

His first major role was in CBS mini-series Scruples, and he also starred alongside Bruce Willis on TV show Moonlighting.

Outside of acting, Graham also enjoyed music and was in the bands The Gary Graham Garage Band, The Gary Graham Band and The Sons of Kirk.

Fans have flooded social media with tributes, as @marymoss1971 took to X, formerly Twitter, and wrote: ‘RIP Gary Graham. He was great as Soval, also memorable in his episode of Voyager as well as all his roles.’

@AnitaFrullani agreed, and said: ‘Oh no! I always liked him. First time I saw him was in the Alien Nation tv series. Great actor.’

‘Heart-breaking news. I liked Soval,’ began @captainTJmiller. ‘Not at first. But like Demar he kind of grew on me. Like all true Vulcan he lived to serve and his service honoured us all. RIP to such a great actor and man.’

User @ColemanMulkerin added: ‘One of the best parts of Enterprise. RIP.’

Born in Long Beach California in 1950, Graham was a Christian, and was known to have shared anti-abortion views online and in interviews.

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