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LOS ANGELES -- Dana Elcar, whose struggle with glaucoma and blindness was written into the character he was best known for portraying -- think-tank director Peter Thornton on ABC's "MacGyver" -- has died. He was 77.

Elcar died of complications from pneumonia Monday (6 June 2005) at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, his family announced.

Four seasons into playing a character on the adventure series that debuted in 1985, Elcar told producers that he was going blind.

They said, "The fact that you are losing your eyesight does not mean you have forgotten how to act," Elcar said in a 1991 speech to the National Federation of the Blind.


QUOTE (This is a copy of all the replies from the original thread.)

Posted by: Jacksgirl Jun 10 2005, 11:35 PM
This is such sad news, it's brought a tear to my eye!

I feel so sorry for his family, losing someone so special at what was a relatively young age. 

Posted by: rockatteer Jun 10 2005, 11:37 PM
I can't help thinking we should do somethign to let his family know how much we enjoyed his charector in MacGyver.

He was a second main charector.... we shouldn't just let this slide by.

I've put forward an idea on the mailing list of having web page where peopel can post little messages or something....maybe an email address to make it easier...and then somehow getting that to the family.

Does anyone else have any ideas?

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Posted by: Jacksgirl Jun 10 2005, 11:52 PM
Well he was in it right from the start (albeit as another character in the pilot) so he's definitely up there with RDA. MacGyver without Pete would just be unthinkable.

His life and career certainly needs remembering in some form or another. 

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Posted by: rockatteer Jun 10 2005, 11:54 PM
Well his career is charted in the bios section of this, and many other sites. But I was thinking more along the lines of some form of condolences to the family....

Thinking on my feet a bit here just before I head of to bed (its 12:30 Saturday morning here in New Zealand)

In case we don’t have any better ideas, I’ve created an email account to send condolence messages to.
I can then transfer the messages into a nice web page layout, then we can work on getting a printed copy of it to the family.

the email account is: dana@macgyveronline.com

Rock 

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Posted by: sonyab Jun 11 2005, 12:06 AM
I didn't want to believe you Rock. I looked all over to find out if it was true. couldn't find anything until I checked google..  What I just read here made me cry..  He did have a long life and he was old but still..  How are you going to send emails to dana? Oh no! Poor Rick this must be so devistating for him..  Our Pete has died.. We love you Dana!!! we will miss you very much. I can't wait to finally meet you in heaven Dana!!!  

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Posted by: rockatteer Jun 11 2005, 12:08 AM
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How are you going to send emails to dana?



I'm not!! Read what I said.

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Posted by: sonyab Jun 11 2005, 12:38 AM
QUOTE (rockatteer @ Jun 10 2005, 07:58 AM)
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How are you going to send emails to dana?



I'm not!! Read what I said. 


Okay but how are you going to send it to the family? do you have their address? If so how the heck did you get it? 

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Posted by: Shortea Jun 11 2005, 12:45 AM
Very sad news.
He was a fine actor.
And He will be missed!!

My prayers go out to his family and friends!! 

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Posted by: sylviagzz Jun 11 2005, 12:48 AM
Very sad news...Rock

Hopefully he finished his days in a happy place.

We know that he gave us a lot of years and allowed us to be a part of his life while he was going thru a very hard time (loosing his sight).

To his family and friends condolences... and prayers,

Sylvia
 
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Posted by: Vina Jun 11 2005, 02:05 AM
We'll miss you, Dana...  

Posted by: Alex-Wylie Jun 11 2005, 02:29 AM
Truly very sad news.  I really cried.

But a very nice idea, Rock to create this e-mail adress.

Dana, möge Dir im Himmel eine wunderschoene Wohnung bereitet und Deine Familie und Freunde getroestet und behuetet sein.

(Dana, may there will be prepared a wonderful home for you in heaven and your family and friends comforted and looked after.)

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 11 2005, 02:41 AM
I can't believe this. *holds for a minute of silence* I never thought he would pass away now. I knew he was old and blind but I never thought of it, to die for him so soon. What can we do? What can I say? Can we keep a chat about this? I don't know. Dana Elcar may be dead, he will always live on in our hearts and Peter Thornton shall live on in our fanfiction stories too. I wonder what Rick's reaction was on this message about Dana's death. He must be so devastated about it. I think they got enough reason now to make a movie and dedicate it to Dana Elcar. But a fully reunion with the originals is now totally forever out of the question  And if that is too much to ask they got put a featurette about Elcar on the dvd's. If they don't do that, those people of Paramount are really sick and do got a problem. Both would be better a movie and extra's.
He meant and still means a lot to us!! Now Rick/Mac is all alone out there. MacGyver without Pete is really unthinkable. I don't know what else to say, it hurts. Try to see it this way: "Death is not the end of anything, it's just another step along the way." I'm sure his eyesight waited for him in heaven. I think I'm going to write a story for him soon, you know dedicating it to him. All I can say now is: Amen!
We'll miss you,

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Posted by: khatty Jun 11 2005, 02:43 AM

I think this is sad too! Mac without Pete isn't the same.
I like the way they incorporated him going blind. Not many
would have.
I wonder if there is a comment from RDA somewhere about this.  

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Posted by: sonyab Jun 11 2005, 03:15 AM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 10 2005, 10:31 AM)
He meant and still means a lot to us!! Now Rick/Mac is all alone out there. MacGyver without Pete is really unthinkable. I don't know what else to say, it hurts. Try to see it this way: "Death is not the end of anything, it's just another step along the way." I'm sure his eyesight waited for him in heaven. I think I'm going to write a story for him soon, you know dedicating it to him. All I can say now is: Amen!
We'll miss you,
  


Awww Macgyvergod that was really sweet. didn't know that was in you.. 

Yes Dana can see now!!! We can be happy and celebrate that fact. 


WE LOVE YOU DANA!  

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Posted by: Alex-Wylie Jun 11 2005, 03:40 AM
That's really sweet from both of you. 

I just watched "BLIND FAITH" and I cried even more along with Mac at the scene when Pete tells Mac he can lose his sight, as I usually do because I had the same thought.

Like my father who had eye cataract, Dana can see now.  

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 11 2005, 04:14 AM
QUOTE 
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 10 2005, 10:31 AM)
He meant and still means a lot to us!! Now Rick/Mac is all alone out there. MacGyver without Pete is really unthinkable. I don't know what else to say, it hurts. Try to see it this way: "Death is not the end of anything, it's just another step along the way." I'm sure his eyesight waited for him in heaven. I think I'm going to write a story for him soon, you know dedicating it to him. All I can say now is: Amen!
We'll miss you,
 


Awww Macgyvergod that was really sweet. didn't know that was in you.. 

Yes Dana can see now!!! We can be happy and celebrate that fact. 


WE LOVE YOU DANA!  



I have a soft side too you know. There's a lot you don't know that I have in me.


QUOTE 
That's really sweet from both of you. 

I just watched "BLIND FAITH" and I cried even more a long with Mac at the scene when Pete tells Mac he can lose his sight, as I usually do because I had the same thought.

Like my father who had eye cataract, Dana can see now.  


Thanks.
Crying each time you see that scene? Well, now I can understand that, if the circumstances where different... 

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Posted by: tandt14 Jun 11 2005, 05:12 AM
Oh no. I feel so sad. He will be greatly missed. Its hard to believe that it is true. He was one of my favorite actors. 

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Posted by: sonyab Jun 11 2005, 06:03 AM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 10 2005, 12:04 PM)
I have a soft side too you know. There's a lot you don't know that I have in me.




Well I like that soft side..    

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Posted by: phoenix Jun 11 2005, 06:30 AM
very sad news, indeed . . .

. . . but very glad to have "watched" a long-lived career, a good legacy for his family, friends, and fans.

d. elcar, you will be missed.

phoenix 

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Posted by: phoenix Jun 11 2005, 06:35 AM

more details from “yahoo news” . . .


VENTURA, Calif. - Dana Elcar, the round-faced, balding actor whose real-life struggle with blindness was written into his role on the TV adventure series "MacGyver," has died. He was 77.

He died Monday of complications from pneumonia at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, his family said.

"MacGyver" ran on ABC from 1985 to 1992. Elcar played the best friend and boss of the crime-fighting title character, played by Richard Dean Anderson.

"At a time when I had very little business being called an actor, he made things so easy for me," Anderson said. "It was a learning experience that was very warm and loving for all seven years."

Elcar, who suffered from glaucoma, told producers he was going blind after four seasons with "MacGyver," so they adapted his character to match his medical condition. By the end of the show's run, he had become almost completely blind.

"The fact that you are losing your eyesight does not mean you have forgotten how to act," Elcar, in a speech to the National Federation of the Blind in 1991, recalled producers telling him.

For the balance of article, please visit:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=...n_tv/obit_elcar



phoenix 

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Posted by: Amy Jun 11 2005, 06:50 AM
What a sad day. Mac gets an awful lot of glory from the show, as he should, but I think much of the Mac character was squeezed into shape and sharpened by playing off Pete. Their dynamic was one of the best I've seen on the screen and watching Pete's and Mac's friendship grow, deepen and claw it's way through adversity was one of my favorite parts of the show. 

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Posted by: MacGyver Jun 11 2005, 07:17 AM
Whoa! I can't believe it! This is quite a shock indeed! Unfortunately, so many great actors have passed away in recent years. I'm about as shocked now as I was when I first heard that Christopher Reeve had died. Dana Elcar was there as Pete every step of the way on MacGyver- from the first season to the series finale. He's actually had quite a long career with memorable appearances on such shows as The A-Team, Baretta, Dark Shadows, and numerous others. But he'll forever be remembered as Pete Thornton. We'll miss you Dana.

(P.S. Passing along condolences to the family is a great idea, Rock! The MacGyver community certainly needs to do something to honor him.)
   
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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 11 2005, 07:55 AM
QUOTE 
Well I like that soft side..    





QUOTE 
What a sad day. Mac gets an awful lot of glory from the show, as he should, but I think much of the Mac character was squeezed into shape and sharpened by playing off Pete. Their dynamic was one of the best I've seen on the screen and watching Pete's and Mac's friendship grow, deepen and claw it's way through adversity was one of my favorite parts of the show. 


After good news, bad news always follows. My good news was that I've been hired for a summer job and only a few hours later I received this news. Mac and Pete indeed had great chemistry together. Unforgetable!! I always had this things with odd couples opposite character: Mac and Pete, Xena and Gabrielle, Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. Mac and Pete's friendship was what kept the show as a whole.


QUOTE 
Whoa! I can't believe it! This is quite a shock indeed! 


We all can't believe it and it's a shock for all of us. About three years ago another actor I admired died. Kevin Smith, (not the director of Chasing Amy) but the actor who played Ares in Xena. That was quite shocking for me. He was only 38 and on the verge of great breakthrough.


QUOTE 
(P.S. Passing along condolences to the family is a great idea, Rock! The MacGyver community certainly needs to do something to honor him.)



How about a seperate section on our forums? This is a great topic and it will be used a lot in the future. This topic is a good beginning for his remembrance and honor. 

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Posted by: Jacksgirl Jun 11 2005, 09:14 AM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 10 2005, 08:45 PM)
How about a seperate section on our forums? This is a great topic and it will be used a lot in the future. This topic is a good beginning for his remembrance and honor. 


What a great idea!

As has been said before MacGyver wasn't just Richard Dean Anderson  

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Posted by: j12752 Jun 11 2005, 12:26 PM
I feel such sadness at his passing, he was such a majot part of MacGyver  

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Posted by: gasbo Jun 11 2005, 04:09 PM
Rest In Peace Dana Elcar the world is a poorer place with your passing 

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Posted by: rockatteer Jun 11 2005, 07:57 PM
Just found this article on e-online.com.

Much the same as the other articles.... but thought I'd post it anyway.


http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,16736,00.html?tnews


"MacGyver" Boss Dies

by Joal Ryan
Jun 10, 2005, 5:30 PM PT

When Dana Elcar began to lose his eyesight during the fourth season of MacGyver, the actor became as resourceful as the TV show's gadget-handy titular hero, suggesting that his character be allowed to grow blind with him.

Elcar, the familiar prime-time face who enjoyed his longest run as MacGyver's boss Pete Thornton on the 1986-1992 adventure series, died Monday in a Ventura, California, hospital of complications from pneumonia, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was 77.

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Taking up Elcar's invitation, producers wrote in vision problems for Thornton, solving a dilemma for his portrayer.

In a speech to the 1991 convention of the National Federation of the Blind, Elcar said that with glaucoma fast robbing him of sight he told MacGyver executive producer Steve Downing that something had to be done.

"We have to make Pete Thornton have the same qualities, the same visual abilities that I have, or we're going to run into trouble," Elcar said, recounting the conversation. "I can no longer jump out of helicopters. I can't run down hill at night at a fast pace over logs. It simply will not work."

The next day, the actor said, Downing called back. And that was that. The 1991 season closer, "Hind-Sight," saw Elcar's character undergo surgery for glaucoma.

Before becoming a can-do symbol for the vision-impaired, Elcar simply was a busy actor. Though never a leading man, his sturdy, compact build made him the perfect authority figure to a host of exasperating charges in the 1970s and 1980s. He was Richard Dean Anderson's Phoenix Foundation superior on MacGyver, Robert Blake's original lieutenant on Baretta and Robert Conrad's commanding officer on Baa Baa Black Sheep.

In network TV's golden age of the episodic drama, Elcar was ubiquitous. The Internet Movie Database lists 109 guest-starring credits. The Rockford Files, B.J. and the Bear, Eight Is Enough, Knight Rider, Hart to Hart, Hardcastle and McCormick, The A-Team, Trapper John, M.D.--Elcar did them all, and more.

Elcar stood in for the late Edward Platt to play--what else?-- Don Adams' boss in the 1980 Get Smart movie, The Nude Bomb. Other big-screen credits included The Sting and 2010.

Born Oct. 10, 1927, in Ferndale, Michigan, Elcar was inspired to go into acting at age 13 after watching Citizen Kane over and over and over again at an all-night movie theater, his son, Dane Elcar, told the Times.

Elcar's career would go on to span TV's bargain-basement beginnings--a 1954 soap opera, A Time to Live, that aired in 15-minute-long installments--to its big-money prime--a 2002 episode of ER, included.

Even an industry veteran like Elcar, though, worried about what impending blindness would do to his career. "You hear a lot of things about Hollywood, about how hard it is, how cold it is, how mean it is," he said in his 1991 address. "And yet there were people [on MacGyver] who immediately responded and said, '...We want you on the program--you are good for the program.' "

Richard Dean Anderson did not disagree.

"At a time when I had very little business being called an actor," Anderson said of Elcar to the Times, "he made things so easy for me." 

Posted by: Jakob Jun 12 2005, 01:32 AM
It was really sad to hear that Dana Elcar has passed away...

"He was a lovely man", Michael Des Barres said about Dana in an e-mail to me yesterday. 

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Posted by: sonyab Jun 12 2005, 01:42 AM
QUOTE (Jakob @ Jun 11 2005, 09:22 AM)
"He was a lovely man", Michael Des Barres said about Dana in an e-mail to me yesterday. 


Huh? 

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 12 2005, 01:53 AM
QUOTE 
It was really sad to hear that Dana Elcar has passed away...

"He was a lovely man", Michael Des Barres said about Dana in an e-mail to me yesterday.

Huh?



Sonyab, well said... indeed: huh? So you have actually contact with Michael Des Barres? 

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Posted by: Jakob Jun 12 2005, 01:56 AM
Yes, I'm in contact with Michael.

I have a website about him here:
http://www.desbarres.com 

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 12 2005, 01:59 AM
Nice. 

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Posted by: sonyab Jun 12 2005, 03:08 AM
I wonder if people all over the internet is going to write fan fic stories of Pete that died. I bet people will. 

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 12 2005, 04:32 AM
QUOTE 
I wonder if people all over the internet is going to write fan fic stories of Pete that died. I bet people will. 


I have such plans. 

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Posted by: sonyab Jun 12 2005, 05:08 AM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 11 2005, 12:22 PM)
QUOTE 
I wonder if people all over the internet is going to write fan fic stories of Pete that died. I bet people will. 


I have such plans. 


WOO HOO!   

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Posted by: stooge4444 Jun 12 2005, 02:24 PM
It really took my breath away when I read this topic title....I could not believe what I saw and I cried.

I know all of us will miss him and god bless all of his family. I hope his children and grandchildren are never plagued with the horrible complications he had.

It was such a pleasure to have such a talented and adorable actor be an integral part of our favorite series. It means a lot when a person can make such an impact without you never even meeting that person.

Thanks Dana for all your perseverance and compassion.... 

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Posted by: rockatteer Jun 12 2005, 06:02 PM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 12 2005, 05:22 AM)
QUOTE 
I wonder if people all over the internet is going to write fan fic stories of Pete that died. I bet people will. 


I have such plans. 


Well I don't know about everyone else, but I think writing stories of Pete’s death so soon after Dana’s passing would be extremely insensitive and disrespectful.

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Posted by: Alex-Wylie Jun 12 2005, 08:09 PM
QUOTE (rockatteer @ Jun 12 2005, 08:52 AM)
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 12 2005, 05:22 AM)
QUOTE 
I wonder if people all over the internet is going to write fan fic stories of Pete that died. I bet people will. 


I have such plans. 


Well I don't know about everyone else, but I think writing stories of Pete’s death so soon after Dana’s passing would be extremely insensitive and disrespectful. 


Me thinks the same. 

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 13 2005, 12:02 AM
QUOTE 
Well I don't know about everyone else, but I think writing stories of Pete’s death so soon after Dana’s passing would be extremely insensitive and disrespectful.



I understand that, but when I said that I have such plans, doesn't mean right now. On the long terms, I meant. It's indeed too soon. Let's wait for a couple of months to write stories about Pete's death, but we can always dedicate other stories to him. Don't you think we can make a seperate fanfic forum for him? 

Posted by: Jakob Jun 14 2005, 03:42 AM
The news about Dana Elcar's death has reached the Norwegian press. Link to article in VG (Norway's largest newspaper):

http://www.vg.no/pub/vgart.hbs?artid=280692

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 14 2005, 04:26 AM
What's it sayin' then? 

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Posted by: Jakob Jun 14 2005, 04:55 AM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 14 2005, 05:16 AM)
What's it sayin' then?


It's just quoting some of the things that were written in Los Angeles Times. 

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 14 2005, 05:36 AM
Oh, well my Norwegian is a little rusty. Too rusty. Actually, I don't speak it. 

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Posted by: abitcrazy Jun 14 2005, 07:52 AM
Here's to Dana-(I raise my glass) a great actor, an advocate for the blind and an all around wonderful person! Thanks for all the wonderful shows! We will miss you! 

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Posted by: MacGyver Jun 15 2005, 08:15 AM
CNN covered the story as well. Here's a link to the article.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/TV/06/10/o...r.ap/index.html

  Hmm, what would be a good Pete smiley? Maybe we should add a golf club for Dana!  

Posted by: Nicole Jun 18 2005, 04:23 PM
my thoughts and prayers go out to the Elcar family. Dana you will be sadly missed

[B][COLOR=purple]Nikki, Ambridge,Pa. 

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Posted by: MacGirl Jun 21 2005, 07:18 PM
I can't believe it! I just now saw this on the email list... my net connection was down *again* for quite awhile because of cable upgrades at our townhome community. 

I missed the deadline for the messages to Dana's family, but here are a few thoughts anyway.

Dana and Rick worked so beautifully together. Mac may have gotten the glory, but behind every person in the spotlight is a strong, supportive figure (whether it's a family member, friend, etc.) and that's exactly what Pete was to Mac. They had their disagreements from time to time, but they always stayed friends. Pete was a wonderful character, and Mac definitely would not have been Mac without Pete.

I never saw any of Dana's other work, but I *loved* him as Pete, and still do. Hats off to you, Dana, I miss you, and know you're in a good place. Maybe our paths will cross one day, and then I'll be able to tell you all this in person.

<Hmm, what would be a good Pete smiley? Maybe we should add a golf club for Dana!>

Yeah, or a fishing pole! Remember the line "It was just me and the salmon, like a dream come true"?

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Posted by: Macsrose Jun 25 2005, 10:51 AM
I was very saddened when I learned of this.
I guess I will never think of Dana as gone, he will be alive and well (forever) in our hearts and on film, The true "Magic" of Hollywood...


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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 25 2005, 11:09 PM
Dana may be gone but Pete will live on forever. 

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Posted by: MacGirl Jun 28 2005, 06:59 PM
AMEN to that, MacGyverGod!! 

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Posted by: Tomms247 Jul 22 2005, 09:13 AM
iv just watched passages, then just found out that Dana passed away...im so sorry, he was a great man and he' be missed, missed but remember, i love ya pete. You to Harry, i hope they are both happy up there and with the rest of the greats people looking down on us.


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Posted by: erin Jul 26 2005, 01:58 AM
for a nice video tribute to dana elcar go to macsyourman.com---click on music video by cyril, then go to about the 6th or 7th one--tribute to dana elcar 

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Posted by: Jacksgirl Jul 30 2005, 10:15 AM
Thanks for the link to that ... it was quite beautiful.

I know every time that I put MacGyver on to watch, a lump comes to my throat when Dana's name and picture appears in the titles. 

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Posted by: MacNymph Sep 20 2005, 01:07 PM
They did an "In Memorium" last night on the Emmy's. Dana Elcar was among them. Made me sad all over  

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Posted by: sonyab Sep 20 2005, 01:37 PM
QUOTE (MacNymph @ Sep 19 2005, 08:57 PM)
They did an "In Memorium" last night on the Emmy's. Dana Elcar was among them. Made me sad all over   



I watched it too! I am so glad they put him in it!! I love when they do those..  

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Posted by: Guest Sep 21 2005, 11:09 AM
I'm glad someone in TV Land (I just mean in general- not the actual channel) finally recognized Dana Elcar's passing. It is pretty sad to watch Pete on MacGyver now.  

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Posted by: Jack'sCandi Sep 30 2005, 02:15 PM
QUOTE (abitcrazy @ Jun 13 2005, 04:42 PM)
Here's to Dana-(I raise my glass) a great actor, an advocate for the blind and an all around wonderful person! Thanks for all the wonderful shows! We will miss you! 


Amean That is so right 

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Posted by: Jack'sCandi Sep 30 2005, 02:18 PM
QUOTE (sonyab @ Sep 19 2005, 10:27 PM)
QUOTE (MacNymph @ Sep 19 2005, 08:57 PM)
They did an "In Memorium" last night on the Emmy's. Dana Elcar was among them. Made me sad all over   



I watched it too! I am so glad they put him in it!! I love when they do those..  


It made me cry And I am glad they out him in too. 

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Posted by: MacGirl Oct 4 2005, 03:20 AM
Aww... I just saw the video on macsyourman.com. Lovely!! Brought tears to my eyes. Mac and Pete will live on as one of the greatest teams in TV history! 

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Posted by: Jacksgirl Oct 8 2005, 09:16 AM
QUOTE (Guest @ Sep 20 2005, 11:59 PM)
I'm glad someone in TV Land (I just mean in general- not the actual channel) finally recognized Dana Elcar's passing. It is pretty sad to watch Pete on MacGyver now.  


I have to agree.

The day I heard about his death I ended up watching (and it just happened to be the order I was watching, in season order) the episode about Pete losing his site. It made me cry so much and even when his name/picture comes up in the credits I feel a little sad still. 

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Posted by: Murdoc Jun 4 2006, 01:31 PM
QUOTE (Alex-Wylie @ Jun 10 2005, 10:29 AM)
Truly very sad news.  I really cried.

But a very nice idea, Rock to create this e-mail adress.

Dana, möge Dir im Himmel eine wunderschoene Wohnung bereitet und Deine Familie und Freunde getroestet und behuetet sein.

(Dana, may there will be prepared a wonderful home for you in heaven and your family and friends comforted and looked after.)

 


He was MacGyver's (Rick's) right arm.. They were so close like father and son.. He will definately be missed.. Rest In Peace Dana.. 

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Posted by: Old Fan Jun 4 2006, 02:12 PM
Hard to believe it's been a year already. I miss Dana - he was a good guy.

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 5 2006, 12:25 AM
Well the MacGyver franchise keeps him alive in spirit. 

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Posted by: MacGyverGod Jun 7 2006, 03:37 AM
It's official now. Dana is dead for a full year now.  

Posted by: j12752 Jun 7 2006, 03:43 AM
QUOTE (MacGyverGod @ Jun 7 2006, 04:37 AM)
It's official now. Dana is dead for a full year now.  


Still hard to believe it  

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Posted by: Sheepy Jun 7 2006, 05:21 AM
QUOTE 
Still hard to believe it 



I feel the same.
Somehow it's hard to believe that certain people don't live forever.
Call it childlike imagination, but Dana is one of those. 

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Posted by: j12752 Jun 7 2006, 05:38 AM
QUOTE (Sheepy @ Jun 7 2006, 06:21 AM)
QUOTE 
Still hard to believe it 



I feel the same.
Somehow it's hard to believe that certain people don't live forever.
Call it childlike imagination, but Dana is one of those. 


That awful day last year, I had just received my season 3, or maybe it was 2 

Posted by: Shiloh Sep 3 2006, 09:15 PM
Just reading through your posts brings tears to my eyes.
Dana was such a wonderful man, which came through so well in his acting.
It's so hard to believe it's been a year since he passed away.

To his family & friends, I send my prayers
and say thank you for sharing him with us.

As to the fan fiction discussion,
here's my 2 cents worth.
My first instinct reading your posts was 'why not keep Pete alive?'
Let him live on in your stories as he does in the dvds.
And, as he always will in our hearts.
That would be a wonderful mark of respect for Dana.
That's just my opinion anyway.

Rest In Peace, Dana.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us.
We will never forget you.

 
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Posted: 13 November 2006 - 08:58 PM                                    
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I'm still sorry for the Elcar family.. Dana was a real good friend of the MacGyver cast and crew of the show, I'm sure.. sad.gif

 
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Posted: 4 June 2009 - 05:02 PM                                    
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My heart goes out to you, Dana. Will be missing you. See you in heaven.

 
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