The X-Files star Gillian Anderson jokingly implored “may his soul be forgiven” as her sci-fi series sidekick David Duchovny unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Gillian, who was unable to attend the ceremony, sent a spoof telegram in which she appeared to mistake the tribute for his funeral.
In the message, which was read out at the unveiling, she wrote: “He was a nice man. A kind man. Quite smart. He liked avocado and pilates. Actor, writer, friend. He will always be my shining star. May his soul be forgiven and rest in peace.”
Gillian and David, who both found fame in The X-Files, will return to their roles as Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for six new episodes which will be shown on Channel 5 in February.
David was joined by the series creator Chris Carter, as well as his co-stars from raunchy comedy Californication, for the star ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard.
Speaking afterwards, he said: It’s indescribable, there are so many memories that come back.”
“I came out to Los Angeles in 1988 trying to make enough money to live and work, that was all I was concerned about was can I pay the rent and act.
“I’ve been able to have so many great relationships in the business so for me it stands for all those days when I get to collaborate with those people who are smarter and better than me and can teach me so much. They have a little piece of this.”