David Warner, 80, portrayed villains in movies such as “The Omen,” “Tron,” and “Titanic.” has passed away at age 80, his family said.
Warner died on Sunday at Denville Hall, a care home for entertainment industry members, from “a cancer-related illness,” The actor’s family confirmed the news “with an overwhelmingly heavy heart” in a statement to the outlet.
“Over the past 18 months, he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity,” it stated.
“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.”
He was in Manchester, England, in July 1941; he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and became famous for the British film Morgan in 1966: A Case for Treatment, which won him a BAFTA.
Warner often played villains in movies like The Thirty Nine Steps (1978) and Time Bandits (1981). The character he played was photographer Keith Jennings, whose life ended in shame in 1976’s supernatural classic, The Omen.
Disney’s 2018 remake of Mary Poppins Return is among his most recent credits. Warner also starred in several Star Trek productions.
In an interview with Mark Gatiss, asked about his severed head, Warner deadpanned: “I lost it in the divorce.”
As well as his partner Lisa Bowerman, he is survived by his son Luke, daughter-in-law Sarah, and his first wife, Harriet.