Titanic Actor David Warner Dies At 80

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Famous actor of the 1997 American epic romance and disaster movie-Titanic actor David Warner is dead.

David Warner who portrayed the fictional character of Spicer Lovejoy- a bodyguard to Caledon Hockley who was Rose Dewitt Ex-fiancée in the James Cameron blockbuster movie is dead at the age of 80 from a “cancer-related illness” as confirmed by his family to NBC.

Born David Hattersley Warner on 29 July 1941, David Warner was an English actor notable for his role in the film, theatre, and television scene. He was famous for his significant roles over the years as both villainous characters and romantic leads across a range of media including, Straw Dogs, Cross Of Iron, The Omen, Portrait In Evil, Time Bandit, The Final Frontier, The Thirty Nine Steps, The Star Trek Franchise, and Titanic.

For an actor who went into acting as a means of an escape as he once described his upbringing as “messy” and his family as “dysfunctional” and acting as a means of an escape, David Warner was nominated for the BAFTA Award For Best Actor In A Leading Role and also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special for his role in the television miniseries Masada as Pomponius Falco.

“Over the past 18 months he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity,” his family shared.

They further stated, ” He will be missed hugely by us, his family and friends, and remembered as a kindhearted, 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.”

Actress Lisa Bowerman, Warner’s partner paid tribute to the star in a tweet on July 25 that reads ” Goodnight sweet prince, May flights of angels…Heartbroken. #davidwarner.”

David Warner also portrayed significant characters in several TV series over the years, one of which was an episode of Doctor Who titled ‘Cold war’. He was also featured in several audio plays.

The show also joined the throng of sympathizers to share a tribute to the actor on  Twitter.” We’re sad to report the passing of David Warner, who appeared in ‘Cold War’ in 2013,” says the message.

” He was also known for playing his incarnation of the Doctor with @bigfinish.”

 Titanic Actor David Warner Dies At 80
David Warner in Titanic

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