Actor David Warner, who was known for playing malevolent valet Spicer Lovejoy in the hit 1997 film Titanic, died Sunday of a cancer-related illness.
News of David Warner’s death has been confirmed by his family who say the actor has been ill for 18 months.
David Warner’s family told the BBC: “We, his family and friends will be sorely missed, and will remember him as a kind-hearted, generous man, partner and father. and compassionate, whose legacy of extraordinary work has touched the lives of so many over the years. We are heartbroken.
David Warner was a versatile British actor often cast in villainous roles. As well as appearing in the most iconic film Titanic, he was seen in the 1971 psychological thriller Straw Dogs, The Omen – a 1976 horror classic, the 1979 time travel adventure Time After Time where he played Jack the Ripper. The actor has signed on for roles ranging from Shakespearean tragedies to cult sci-fi classics.
Many were in shock when they learned of David Warner’s death. The industry actor’s fans, friends and colleagues took to Twitter to offer their condolences on his death.
“David was a unique actor, one of the best of his generation. His portrayal of Jack the Ripping in Time After Time was magnificent. He was an old friend and I will miss him very much. #DavidWarner #rip,” Malcolm McDowell tweeted.
David was a unique actor, one of the best of his generation. His portrayal of Jack the Ripper in Time After Time was magnificent. He was an old friend and I will miss him very much. #DavidWarner #rest in peace pic.twitter.com/DMeYFUYYWH
—Malcolm McDowell (@McDowellMalc) July 25, 2022
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 every time we saw each other. I will always remember his incredibly dry wit. He will be missed at all TRON related events and in life. -BB.”
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 every time we saw each other. I will always remember his incredibly dry wit. He will be missed at all TRON related events and in life. -BB pic.twitter.com/B736lpxO0e
— Bruce Boxleitner (@boxleitnerbruce) July 25, 2022
Paul Sorvino is no more!
Unfortunately, Paul Sorvino, famous for “Les Affranchis”, also died Monday of natural causes.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the veteran actor and father of Oscar-winning actress Mira Sorvino, who was popular for his role in Martin Scorsese’s epic gangster flick Goodfellas, was 83.
Sharing the news of his passing, Paul’s wife Dee Dee took to Twitter and wrote: “Our hearts are broken, there will never be another Paul Sorvino, he was the love of my life and one of the greatest performers to ever grace the screen and arrange.”
Paul’s daughter, Mira Sorvino, also paid tribute to her late father on Twitter. “My heart is torn – a lifetime of love, joy and wisdom with him is over. He was the most wonderful father. I love him so much. Sending you love to the stars dad so you go up,” she wrote. .
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