David Warner, an English actor who played in films such as Titanic and TRON, has passed away at age 80.
The actor died of a cancer-related illness on Sunday in London, his family told the BBC. David Warner’s family issued a statement shared with the public broadcaster.
“Over the past 18 months he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity. He will be missed hugely by us, his family and friends, and remembered as a kind-hearted, generous and compassionate man, partner and father, whose legacy of extraordinary work has touched the lives of so many over the years. We are heartbroken.”
His was a prolific career that spanned more than 50 years, from horror classics to Oscar winners; from beloved animated series to a Disney musical.
In the 1980s, he started to become a mainstay of sci-fi cinema, appearing in 1981’s Time Bandits, 1982’s Tron, and two Star Trek movies, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
In the 1990s, he played Spicer Lovejoy in James Cameron’s box office behemoth Titanic, and more recently, he played Admiral Boon in Disney’s Marry Poppins revival, Mary Poppins Returns.
We give our condolences to David Warner’s family and loved ones.
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