Veteran British actor and Titanic star, David Warner has died at the age of 80 following a related cancer illness.
His death was confirmed by his family in a statement to the BBC in which they said he had been ill for the past year and a half.
“Over the past 18 months he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity,” his family said.
“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 continue.
Warner played Bob Cratchit in George C Scott’s 1984 adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, noting it was a pleasure to play a character that wasn’t a villain for a change.
He also enjoyed a successful television career, with roles in Wallander – playing Kenneth Branagh’s father – Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street, Doctor Who and the original Twin Peaks among other.