Who's going to care for his wee turtles now?! *sniff*
I had no idea that his character was leaving the show.
ETA: After heading to Gateworld to see what was up, I read this article on McGillion leaving and one section in particular has me all whatthefuck?!
Smith reportedly told fans that Dr. Beckett won't be killed off, but instead will disappear in the second half of the current season. Though McGillion will not be a regular in Season Four, he may return for future episodes.
I'm sorry, but BLOWING HIM UP and taking his body to Earth for the funeral is pretty fucking killed off to me.