At the age of 80, actor David Warner, who appeared in movies like The Omen and Tron, passed away from a cancer-related illness.
His family said they were sharing the news “with an overwhelmingly heavy heart”.
In James Cameron’s 1997 picture Titanic, Warner played Spicer Lovejoy, Billy Zane’s evil sidekick.
In Mary Poppins Returns, he most recently played the eccentric Admiral Boom, a naval officer.
At Denville Hall, a care facility for those working in the entertainment industry, Warner passed away on Sunday.
“Over the past 18 months he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity,” his family said in a statement given to the BBC.
“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,” it continued.
In movies like The Thirty Nine Steps (1978) and Time Bandits, Warner frequently played the villain (1981).
Many may be familiar with the role of photographer Keith Jennings, who met an unjust death in the supernatural classic The Omen in 1976.
David Warner – Net Worth
David Warner’s estimated net worth was $8 million, based on Celebrity Net Worth. It is important to note, however, that such reports are primarily speculation based on a few known facts, and it is unknown for sure if he had earned a significant fortune in his life or whether he had spent every penny, or whether he was somewhere in the middle.
Warner’s career spanned more than six decades, yet he rarely played the lead in blockbuster movies, which means he rarely received a sizable salary. According to IMDb, he did a lot of TV work, typically in bit parts for a few episodes, as was the case with his appearances on “Remington Steele” and “Hart to Hart in the 1980s.
His appearances in high-profile movies, including “Time Bandits,” “Titanic,” and “The Omen,” were in supporting roles. When he passed away in 2022, his final two roles, as Admirable Boom in “Mary Poppins Returns”, were in supporting parts, and in a short “Teen Titans Go!”
David Warner – Spouse and Children
David Warner’s Wife:
- Harriet Lindgren – 1969-1972
- Sheilah Kent – 1981-2008
David Warner’s Children:
- Melissa Warner
- Luke Warner
David Warner – Biography
Ada Doreen (Hattersley) and Herbert Simon Warner brought David Hattersley Warner into the world on July 29, 1941, in Manchester, England. He was raised by all of his parents despite being born out of wedlock and finally settled with his father and stepmother.
His father frequently changed jobs and moved. David “failed his exams at all of the eight schools he attended.” When he was a teenager, his parents divorced, and he didn’t see his mother again until she was dying seven years later. He worked several odd jobs until getting a job at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), where he was unhappy.
After RADA, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company and was cast as Blifil in the action comedy Tom Jones (1963). At the age of 24, Warner rose to fame with the title role in the comedy-drama Morgan! (1966) and a two-year run as Hamlet with the RSC.
In movies like The Thirty Nine Steps (1978), Time After Time (1979), Time Bandits (1981), TRON (1982), and Titanic (1997), he frequently portrayed villains. Furthermore, he had cameos in the popular Star Trek sequels Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989).
Warner made a stage comeback in 2001 for Shaw’s Major Barbara, playing Andrew Undershaft, after a three-decade absence. At the Chichester Theatre Festival in England in 2004, he performed as King Lear. In more recent years, he made TV appearances as Rabbi Max Steiner in Ripper Street (2012), Professor Abraham Van Helsing in Penny Dreadful (2014), and Kenneth Branagh’s sick father in Wallander (2008).
David Warner, a charismatic actor, passed away on July 24, 2022, at the age of 80 from cancer at Denville Hall, a care facility for the entertainment industry in Northwood, London.