We learned this morning the sad news that the legendary British actor David Warneran Emmy Award-winning comedian, has died aged 80 from cancer-related illnesses.
“Warner died Sunday at Denville Hall, a care home for those in the entertainment industry,” BBC reporting. “Over the past 18 months he has approached his diagnosis with characteristic grace and dignity,” Warner’s family said in a statement given to the BBC.
The statement continued: ‘He will be sorely missed, 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. .”
Horror Fans Will Remember David Warner For His Work In The Original Horror Classic the omen in 1976, where he played the role of a hapless photographer named Jennings.
On the horror front, Warner has also appeared in From beyond the grave (1974), night wing (1979), The Island (1980), Frankenstein (1984), My best friend is a vampire (1987), Wax (1988), Cast a death spell (1991), “Tales from the Crypt” (1992), Body bags (1993), Necronomicon (1993), In the mouth of madness (1994), ice cream man (1995), and Cry 2 (1997).
Outside of the horror genre, David Warner won a Primetime Emmy in 1981 for the limited series “Masada,” and he was previously nominated in 1978 for the drama series “Holocaust.”
Other notable roles include bandits of time, TRON, The company of wolves, Star Trek V“Twin Peaks,” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II“Batman: The Animated Series”, “Spider-Man: The Animated Series”, Titanic“Superman: The Animated Series” and “Penny Dreadful”.