— March 29, 2021
@I__Barnabas RIP Robert Rodan. Loved Adam on Dark Shadows. Wished he stayed on longer & came back to DS. pic.twitter.com/nPHosVYVxI
— Gary Lutz (@IWFfanBx) March 27, 2021
“How sad to hear this. I wish DS had used him in one of their period pieces. RIP, Robert Rodan,” another fan said.
How sad to hear this. I wish DS had used him in one of their period pieces. RIP, Robert Rodan. https://t.co/AR2gIPH2Kl
— Cecilia Baker (@Cecilia01703223) March 27, 2021
News of Rodan’s death follows two other actors from the Dark Shadows universe who both passed away last month. On Feb. 12, Christopher Pennock, who played a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-inspired character, died after a battle with cancer at the age of 76. Geoffrey Scott, who played Sky Rumson on the TV series, died soon after on Feb. 23 due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Airing for six seasons between 1966 and 1971, Dark Shadows was a gothic soap opera that followed the lives of the Collins family in a town inhabited by monsters and supernatural creatures. Along with Jonathan Frid as vampire Barnabas Collins, the show featured ghosts, werewolves, zombies, witches, warlocks, and even involved time travel and parallel universes. Tim Burton rebooted the series as a theatrical movie release in 2012 with Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins.
Rodan’s survivors include daughters Mandi and Laura, son Jordan, and granddaughter Brianna. We offer our condolences at this difficult time to Rodan’s family and friends. May he rest in peace. This news comes to us from Deadline.
Robert Rodan Dies, Dark Shadows Actor Was 83