Canadian TV Actor Donnelly Rhodes Loses Battle with Cancer, Aged 80

Rhodes died Monday at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C.

Donnelly Rhodes of Da Vinci’s Inquest holds his Gemini Award after winning for .best actor in a leading dramatic role in 2002. Rhodes, best-known in Canada for his roles on shows including the long-running drama, died Monday of cancer. He was 80. (The Canadian Press)


Actor Donnelly Rhodes, best-known in Canada for his roles in Sidestreet and Da Vinci’s Inquest,died Monday of cancer. He was 80.

A news release from the talent agency Northern Exposure says Rhodes died at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C.

The Winnipeg-born actor received numerous accolades, including a Gemini award for his role as Det. Leo Shannon in the drama Da Vinci’s Inquest in 2002 and a Gemini Earle Grey Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2006.

Rhodes was also recognized by the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame with a star on Granville Street’s Star Walk in Vancouver.


Published on January 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm by mikedup


January 9, 2018 - 12:36 pm


Sadday he was a great character actor on both sides of the border,Bruce Gray now Donelly.He will be missed.

January 9, 2018 - 8:46 pm


I believe he played Dutch on the comedy Soap. That and Davincis Inquest were both great shows. He was a very talented actor. RIP

January 9, 2018 - 10:26 pm

Sean in Vancouver

He was also did well in the continuing drama, the Young & the Restless. I’ll never forget Danger Bay.

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