David Warner, Known For “Titanic” and “Tron” Passes Away at 80

Rest in peace.
By Savannah Moss
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David Warner, known for his incredible performances as villains like in “Titanic” and “Tron”, passes away at 80 years old. According to his family, he passed over the weekend due to cancer-related illnesses, after being sick for over a year. According to his family in a statement given to CNN, he handled his diagnosis “and “approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity.”

His career was vast and spanned 50 years, from horror films or animated films, he did it all, it seems. “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,” the statement read. Fans were also heartbroken to hear this, including those interested in the sci-fi genre, as he participated in several roles within it.

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Lin Manuel Miranda wrote “So glad to have been able to express my admiration for David Warner’s incredible versatility and career in our time together on set.” Mitch Benn, an author, said on Twitter “David Warner’s gone? Aw man. Very definition of a class act. Managed to be a limitlessly versatile character actor without being in any way showy or grandstand-y. Just got the job done perfectly every damn time.”

Overall, many people were sad to see him pass, wishing for peace and comfort for the family during a hard time. One of his co-actors, Bruce Boxleitner, wrote “I met David Warner in 1981 when I was cast alongside him in TRON. I was thrilled to work with him because I was a fan. He made me laugh each time we saw one another. I’ll always remember his incredibly dry wit. He’ll be missed at all TRON-related events, and in life.”