Gary Graham, who starred as the human detective partnered with an extraterrestrial newcomer to solve crimes on the Fox sci-fi television franchise Alien Nation, and on Star Trek: Enterprise as Ambassador Soval from Vulcan, died Monday, January 22, 2024. . He was 73.

Graham died of cardiac arrest at a hospital in Spokane, Washington, his wife of nearly 25 years, Becky Graham, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor’s ex-wife, Susan Lavelle, shared the news in a Facebook post. “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,” she wrote in the tribute posted early Tuesday morning.

In the Star Trek universe, Graham played the Ocampan community leader Tanis on Star Trek: Voyager in 1995, played a recurring role on Star Trek: Enterprise as Ambassador Soval, a Vulcan ambassador to Earth from 2001-2005; and portrayed the first officer Ragnar in the independent fan films Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007) and Star Trek: Renegades from 2015-17.

Lavelle said that she and her daughter, as well as Graham’s wife of nearly 25 years, Becky, were “completely devastated” by the sudden loss, adding that Becky “was by his side” when he died.

Graham was a favorite at Star Trek conventions, and as a musician even had a Star Trek themed band called The Sons of Kirk.


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