‘Titanic’ actor David Warner has died

British actor David Warner died on Sunday after a long illness. He was 80 years old.

British actor David Warner, known for his roles in “Titanic” and “The Curse”, died Sunday at the age of 80 following a long illness. The family confirmed the sad news to the BBC “with an extremely heavy heart”.

“Over the past 18 months he has approached his diagnosis with incredible grace and dignity,” they wrote. “He will be sorely missed and remembered as a generous and compassionate man, partner and father. […]. We are heartbroken,” it read.

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He had played the role of Spicer Lovejoy, the bodyguard and valet of Rose’s fiancé, “Cal” Hockley, in the famous James Cameron film. He had already played a role aboard the famous liner in the TV movie “SOS Titanic” in 1979.

David Warner had also appeared in “The Seagull” by Sidney Lumet, in “Star Trek 5: The Ultimate Frontier” by William Shatner or in “Planet of the Apes” by Tim Burton. One of his last roles was that of Admiral Bloom in Mary Poppins Returns in 2018.

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