Question: In your column, you stated "the late" Glen Quinn. Is the actor dead or just the character? — Kathleen P., Hopewell Junction, N.Y.

Televisionary: Both, sadly.

Quinn, who had a recurring role as son-in-law Mark (Becky's husband) on Roseanne and also appeared on Covington Cross, saw his Angel character, Doyle, written out in 2000 after just nine episodes. The actor died on Dec. 3, 2002, reportedly of an apparent drug overdose, at a friend's house in North Hollywood, Calif.