I know this guy goes way back before the time of many readers on this board, but Borgnine was a fine actor and an all around nice guy.
He was 96 and was still working! Now there's something to aspire to.
Borgnine made movies (won an Oscar in the 1950s for the lead role in the movie "Marty", the lowest budget movie of the year but great performances) and TV, most notably as the star of the iconic "McHale's Navy" in the early 60s.
There's a science fiction tidbit about Ernie too, he used to play a bad guy on the very first science fiction television show "Captain Video" on the DuMont Network sometime between 1948 and 1955.
Sadly no footage remains of his performance there because of the 1500 plus episodes of CV, only about 5 remain today. The network sold off all the videotape for the silver scrap!
Anyway, a great talent, a good guy passing away, more of the modern age slips away from us.