Sad news for Anderson fans. Speculation had been rife that the American actor best known for his roles in Stargate SG-1 or MacGyver, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 70, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 10/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being an actor isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouRichard Dean was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“Richard Dean Anderson was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouRichard Dean”
— @universalObserver, 9 Jul 2020
“Anderson wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 9 Jul 2020
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