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‘X-Files’ actor Peter Donat dead at 90

NEW YORK — Peter Donat, the Canadian actor who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father in “The X-Files” and had roles in TV shows, films and onstage, has died. He was 90.

His son, Caleb, tells The Associated Press that his father died Monday from complications of diabetes at his home in Point Reyes Station, California.

Donat also had guest roles on TV shows such as “Murder, She Wrote,” ”Hawaii Five-O,” ”Hill Street Blues” and “The F.B.I.” He also appeared in the Francis Ford Coppola films “The Godfather Part II” and “Tucker: The Man and His Dream.”

Pierre Collingwood Donat was born on Jan. 20, 1928, in Kentville, Nova Scotia. He changed his first name to Peter while working in the United States.

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