Silvana Gallardo and Ian Abercrombie died

 The new year has just started but we have already lost two Falcon Crest guest stars:

Silvana Gallardo died January 2, 2012 at the age of 58 in Paris, Kentucky. She played the role of Alicia Nuñez, Mario's mother in the first two seasons of Falcon Crest (1981-1982). She was also known for appearances on Cagney and Lacey, Trapper John M.D., The Golden Girls and Knots Landing.
Silvana Gallardo was an acting coach and writer and taught and coached some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Angelina Jolie, Keanu Reeves and Peta Wilson. Together with husband Billy Drago she'd founded the production company Camellia Productions South and directed the film "Fading to Zero", a docudrama about the life and works of Brooklyn poet laureate Ken Siegelman.

Ian Abercrombie died on January 26, 2012 at the age of 77.
He appeared twice on Falcon Crest: as Ross Beaton (1986) and as George Lathan (1987).
His other credits include Babylon 5, Seinfeld, Twin Peaks, The Nanny, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and he starred as the voice of Ambrose in 2011's Oscar-nominated movie Rango.
He also portrayed Ganthet in Green Lantern: The Ani­mated Series, completing his voice over work on the latest episode of the Cartoon Network show just before his death.

Abercrombie died in Hollywood, California from kidney failure. He is survived by his wife, Gladys.

They both will be missed.

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