#38 René Auberjonois
Star Trek series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Character name: Odo
Date deceased: December 8th, 2019 (aged 79)
Auberjonois played the Changeling named Odo in the entire seven-season run of Deep Space Nine. The shape-shifting character was the security chief of the show’s titular space station. Aside from being one of the main cast members of the show, Odo had also directed eight episodes of the series.
Five years after the end of Deep Space Nine, Auberjonois landed the role of Paul Lewiston in the ABC legal drama Boston Legal. He was part of the show’s main cast in the first three seasons and recurred in the last two seasons. Auberjonois’ other acting credits post-Star Trek include Syfy’s Warehouse 13, NBC’s sitcom 1600 Penn, and CBS’ political drama Madam Secretary.
Auberjonois died in December 2019 following a battle with metastatic lung cancer. He was 79.