David Warner: Titanic and Star Trek actor passes away

London, UK - Actor David Warner, who appeared in movies like Titanic, The Omen, and the Star Trek franchise, passed away at 80 from a cancer-related illness, his family announced.

David Warner (r.) alongside Billy Zane in James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster Titanic.
David Warner (r.) alongside Billy Zane in James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster Titanic.  © IMAGO / Allstar

Warner played Billy Zane's valet and bodyguard, Spicer Lovejoy, in James Cameron's 1997 blockbuster Titanic and also gained prominence for roles such as photographer Keith Jennings in the 1976 horror film The Omen.

He died on Sunday at Denville Hall, a care home for those in the entertainment industry.

A statement from the star's family said: "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."

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Warner, who won an Emmy for his role as Roman politician Pomponius in the 1980s series Masada, suffered from chronic stage fright brought on by the skin condition psoriasis, and he prioritized TV and film parts over theater.

In 2018, he featured in Mary Poppins Returns as retired naval officer Admiral Boom, who was portrayed by Reginald Owen in the original film.

"He is survived by his beloved partner Lisa Bowerman, his much-loved son Luke and daughter-in-law Sarah, his good friend Jane Spencer Prior, his first wife Harriet Evans and his many gold dust friends," the statement added.

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