It comes with great sadness to inform our readers of some heartbreaking news in the entertainment industry. A prolific actor has passed away due to medical complications.
At this time, we are asking our readers to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. Many fans and other celebrities have poured out their condolences to the family through social media sites. Many have paid heartfelt tributes online as well.
Peter Donat, a Canadian actor who played Agent Fox Mulder's father on "The X-Files," has died. He was 90 years old.
Donat's son, Caleb, told The Associated Press that his father had died from complications of diabetes on Monday. Donat died on Monday, September 17 in his home in Point Reyes Station, California.
Donat had guest starred in TV roles such as "Murder, She Wrote," Hawaii Five-O," "The F.B.I." and "Hill Street Blues." He also appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola films "The Godfather Part II," and "Tucker: The Man and His Dream."
"'The X-Files' star Peter Donat dead at 90. So sorry to hear of Peter's passing," Morgan Fairchild wrote on Twitter. "He was on Flamingo Road with me and I always loved chatting with him. So bright and funny! RIP."
Pierre Collingwood Donat was born on January 20, 1928, in Kentville, Nova Scotia. When he started working in the United States, he changed his name to Peter.
He was previously married to Emmy-winning Michael Learned. She played as Olivia Walton on the CBS show, "The Waltons."
Will you please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers?