Barry Jenner, the actor best known for playing Admiral William Ross in Star Trek TV spin-off Deep Space Nine, has died in the US after a battle with leukaemia. He was 75.

Jenner passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from acute myeloid leukaemia.

Philadelphia-born Jenner was a TV series veteran whose many credits included sitcoms Family Matters and Something So Right, drama Falcon Crest and detective series Hart to Hart, Simon & Simon and Remington Steele. He also appeared in Dallas and its spin-off series, Knots Landing.

In Dallas he played Ewing family doctor and Sue Ellen love interest Jerry Kenderson for a number of seasons, while in Knots Landing he played Jeff Cunningham, Abby's ex-husband.

But it was for his role as Admiral Ross that Jenner received the most fan recognition. He reprised the role for the Deep Space Nine video game Dominion Wars and was a regular guest at fan conventions.

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His co-star Armin Shimerman, who played Quark on Deep Space Nine, said he was heartbroken to hear of Jenner's passing.

Jenner is survived by his wife, actress Suzanne Hunt, and stepsons Ashley and Christian.