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'The X-Files' Peter Donat actor dead

IANS  |  Los Angeles 

Peter Donat, who played agent Fox Mulders father in "The X-Files" and featured in two films, is dead. He was 90.

died on Monday at his home in Point Reyes, His wife, told the cause was complications of diabetes.

The was also a frequent stage He played Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, Lear and Hadrian VII over the years.

He also guest starred on TV series like "The F.B.I.", "Hawaii Five-O", "Mannix", McMillan & Wife", "Hill Street Blues" and "Murder, She Wrote".

Coppola cast as a lawyer in "Part II" after he was considered for the role of in "The Godather", a part that eventually went to

The Canadian-born actor also played in Coppola's "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" in 1980.

In addition to his wife, is survived by his sons, Caleb, and Lucas; two stepdaughters, and Marina Park Sutton; a stepson, Malcolm Park; 11 grandchildren; and his brother, Richard, who is also an actor.



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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 12:44 IST