One of the stars of the 1960s science fiction program “Lost in Space,” Mark Goddard passed away on Friday at the age of 87, according to his widow.
The 83-episode series, in which Goddard played Major Donald West, aired from 1965 to 1968. Its influence on pop culture may be seen in expressions like “Danger, Will Robinson.”
The show was subsequently adapted into a film with Goddard making an appearance, and it was revived on TV in 2018 with a new cast.
Mark passed away on October 10 at a hospice facility in Massachusetts, according to a social media post by his wife Evelyn. Mark had been hospitalized for pneumonia.
“We were hopeful when he was transferred to a rehabilitation center, but then doctors discovered he was in the final stages of pulmonary fibrosis for which there is no cure. He received excellent care at the beautiful Pat Roche Hospice Home and was able to die peacefully and with dignity. His children and I had the chance to express our love and say our goodbyes. I’ll never know how I deserved to spend 33 years with such a loving, gentle, handsome man who made me laugh so often.”
In addition to these roles, Goddard also appeared in tv shows like “The Fugitive” and “The Fall Guy” and soap operas like “General Hospital” and “One Life to Live.”
In Massachusetts, he also taught acting workshops and was a special education teacher.