Gary Graham: What caused the sudden death of the ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ actor

Gary Rand Graham was an American actor, musician, and author, born on June 6, 1950, in Long Beach, California. He is well-known for portraying the role of Detective Matthew Sikes in the television series Allien Nation, which aired from 1989–1990 and five subsequent Alien Nation television films, from 1994–1997.

Graham became more famous for starring in the Star Trek franchise, most notably the recurring role of Saval, the Vulcan ambassador to Earth in Star Trek: Enterprise.

On January 22, 2024, the world of science fiction was thrown into mourning following the sudden death of Gary Graham, who passed away at the age of 73.

Colleagues, fans and the entire entertainment community could not help but mourn the loss of an actor who left an indelible mark on the genre.

Gary Graham’s death was sudden

Gary Graham’s wife, Becky Graham, revealed that he passed away on Monday.
She revealed the cause of death to be cardiac arrest.
According to her, Graham died at a hospital in Spokane, Washington.
The sudden loss has left family, friends, and fans devastated.

Graham’s first wife, Susan Lavelle, shared the news on Facebook.
She expressed profound sadness and emphasizing his sense of humor, kindness, and devotion to family.

Lavelle’s full message reads, “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. 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.”

A look at Gary Graham’s diverse acting career

In his 50 years of acting, Gary Graham had built himself an impressive reputation.
He graced the screens with his performances in various shows, including classics like “Starsky and Hutch” and “The Incredible Hulk.”

However, it was in the realm of science fiction that he truly made his mark.
From his role as Tanis on Star Trek: Voyager to portraying Ambassador Soval on Star Trek: Enterprise, Graham’s talent shone brightly in the Star Trek universe.

Graham had an outstanding performance in the Fox sci-fi television franchise Alien Nation.
He starred as L.A. detective Matthew Sikes and received many accolades for his portrayal of the character.

The series aired from 1989-1990 and garnered a devoted fan base. This fan base inspired several telefilms.

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