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Titanic Actor David Warner Dead at 80

In Memoriam: Fallen Stars of 2022

Hollywood has lost a legendary actor.

David Warner, who appeared in films Titanic, The Omen and much more, passed on on July 24 from the “cancer-related illness,” his family confirmed to NBC. He was 80.

“In the last 18 months he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity,” his family said in a statement. “He’ll be missed hugely by us, his friends and family, 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 through the years. We have been heartbroken.”

Warner’s partner, actressLisa Bowerman, paid tribute to the star on Twitter July 25. “Goodnight sweet prince,” she wrote alongside an image of Warner. “May flights of angels…Heartbroken. #davidwarner.”

The English actorwill be remembered for several significant roles through the years, including his portrayal ofSpicer Lovejoya bodyguard to Cal Hockley (Billy Zane)in 1997’s Titanic.

Along with his roles on the silver screen, Warner also appeared in a number of TV series throughout his career, including an bout of Doctor Who.

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After news of Warner’s death emerged on July 25, the show shared a tribute to the actor on Twitter. “We’re sad to report the passage of David Warner, who appeared in ‘Cold War’ in 2013,” the message read. “He was also known for playing their own incarnation of the physician with @bigfinish.”

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Director Edgar Wright also took to Twitter to honor Warner’s legacy, tweeting, “Very sad to listen to of David Warner’s passing, an actor with an enormous legacy on stage & screen and unforgettable roles in; Morgan: THE RIGHT Case For Treatment, Straw Dogs, From Beyond The Grave, The Omen, TIME UPON TIME, Time Bandits, Tron, Titanic plus much more. He’ll be missed.”

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