David Warner, Titanic and The Omen actor, dies aged 80

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Actor David Warner, who was famous for his roles in Titanic and The Omen, has died at the age of 80, his family has confirmed.

David starred as Billy Zane's valet and bodyguard, Spicer Lovejoy, in James Cameron's Titanic and as photojournalist Keith Jennings in The Omen.

David Warner and Billy Zane in Titanic
Actor David Warner, who was famous for his roles in Titanic and The Omen, has died aged 80, his family has confirmed. Photo: 20th Century Fox

The actor died following a cancer-related sickness on Sunday at Denville Hall, a retirement home for professional actors, actresses and theatre stars.

Family of the beloved star shared his passing "with an overwhelmingly heavy heart", The Sun reports.

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They described the star as a "kind-hearted, generous and compassionate" father and partner in their tribe.

His partner Lisa shared her heartbreak, writing, "Goodnight sweet prince. May flights of angels… Heartbroken."

More recently, Warner starred alongside Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel Miranda in Mary Poppins Returns as Admiral Bloom, as well as in Netflix's The Alienist.

David Warner
The actor died following a cancer-related sickness on Sunday at Denville Hall. Photo: Getty

His family said in a statement: "It is with an overwhelmingly heavy heart that we share the news of the death of the actor David Warner (at the age of nearly 81), from a cancer-related illness, in the early hours of July 24 at Denville Hall.

"Over the past 18 months he approached his diagnosis with a characteristic grace and dignity.

"For 60 years he was a well-respected stage, television, voice and film actor."

They added: "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. He is survived by his beloved partner Lisa Bowerman, his much-loved son Luke and daughter in-law Sarah, his good friend Jane Spencer Prior, his first wife Harriet Evans and his many gold dust friends."

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