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Death of David Warner: ‘Titanic’ star dies at 80 due to cancer-related illness

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Titanic and The Omen star dies at 80: David Warner dies after cancer-related illness

  • The actor played Spicer Lovejoy in the blockbuster and was also known for roles in such films as The Omen, A Christmas Carol and Mary Poppins Returns.
  • His death was confirmed by his family in a statement in which they said he had been ill for the past year and a half.
  • They said: “Over the past 18 months, he has approached his diagnosis with characteristic grace and dignity. We will miss him very much’
  • The RADA-trained actor began his screen career in 1962 with roles in We Joined the Navy and The King’s Breakfast.
  • David left the UK for Hollywood in 1987 and lived there for 15 years, appearing in films such as Star Trek V & VI and Planet of the Apes.
  • Recent appearances include the 2017 romantic comedy You, Me and Him and his latest role as Admiral Boom in Mary Poppins Returns the following year.

Titanic actor David Warner has died at the age of 80 after suffering from cancer.

The actor played Spicer Lovejoy in the blockbuster and was also known for roles in such films as The Omen, A Christmas Carol and Mary Poppins Returns.

His death was confirmed by his family in a statement to the BBC, in which they said he had been ill for the past year and a half.

Heartbreaking: Titanic actor David Warner has died at the age of 80 following a cancer-related illness.

They said: “Over the past 18 months, he has approached his diagnosis with characteristic grace and dignity.

“We, his family and friends will miss him greatly and will remember him as a kindhearted, generous and compassionate man, partner and father whose legacy of outstanding work has touched the lives of many over the years. We are heartbroken.”

The actor, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, began his screen career in 1962 with roles in We Joined the Navy and The King’s Breakfast.

His career received a significant boost in 1966 when he starred in Morgan: A Good Case to Treat with Vanessa Redgrave.

Career: The actor played Spicer Lovejoy in a blockbuster movie (pictured in the 1997 film with co-star Billy Xane).

Career: The actor played Spicer Lovejoy in a blockbuster movie (pictured in the 1997 film with co-star Billy Xane).

Statement: His death was confirmed by his family in a statement in which they said he had been ill for the past year and a half.

Statement: His death was confirmed by his family in a statement in which they said he had been ill for the past year and a half.

This film helped establish his reputation for playing unusual characters.

One of his most famous roles was as Keith Jennings in the 1976 classic horror film The Omen.

David left the UK for Hollywood in 1987 and lived there for 15 years, appearing in films such as Star Trek V & VI and Planet of the Apes.

Recent appearances include the 2017 romantic comedy You, Me and Him and his latest role as Admiral Boom in Mary Poppins Returns the following year.

Illness: His death was confirmed by his family in a statement saying he had been ill for the past year and a half (pictured performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1964)

Illness: His death was confirmed by his family in a statement saying he had been ill for the past year and a half (pictured performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1964)

Roles: David left the UK for Hollywood in 1987 and lived there for 15 years, appearing in films such as Star Trek V and VI and Planet of the Apes (pictured in Star Trek V, 1989).

Roles: David left the UK for Hollywood in 1987 and lived there for 15 years, appearing in films such as Star Trek V and VI and Planet of the Apes (pictured in Star Trek V, 1989).

Success: Along with his work in film and television, David had a successful theatrical career and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963, starring in Henry VI, Richard II and Hamlet (pictured in 1984).

Success: Along with his work in film and television, David had a successful theatrical career and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963, starring in Henry VI, Richard II and Hamlet (pictured in 1984).

Along with his work in film and television, David had a successful theatrical career and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1963, starring in Henry VI, Richard II and Hamlet.

His portrayal of the Danish prince as a radical student did not sit well with critics, but offended younger audiences.

The actor previously said: “When I was a child and saw Shakespeare, I never heard the actors because of their posturing and recitation.

“I thought today’s kids are just like me and don’t want to have Shakespeare shoved down their throats. I wanted them to come back again of their own free will.”

According to the BBC, the actor is survived by “his beloved partner Lisa Bowerman, his beloved son Luke and daughter-in-law Sarah, his good friend Jane Spencer Pryor, his first wife Harriet Evans and his many gold dust friends”. ‘

David's family said:

David’s family said: “We, his family and friends, will miss him greatly and will remember him as a kindhearted, generous and compassionate person, partner and father whose legacy of outstanding work has touched the lives of so many over the years. ‘

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