Director Edgar Wright pays touching tribute to David Warner after his death

taking to his Twitter on Monday, July 25, director Edgar Wright offered a proverbial tip of the hat to David Warner after so many years of admiration. “Very sad to learn of the passing of David Warner, an actor with a huge stage and screen legacy and unforgettable roles in Morgan: A Fit Case For Treatment, Straw Dogs, From Beyond The Grave, The Omen, Time After Time, Time Bandits, Tron, Titanic and more,” Wright tweeted. “We will miss him.”

With a career spanning six decades – and one that nearly brought him to the role of Freddy Krueger – Wright’s passing is one that has been felt far and wide in every corner of Hollywood and the Hollywood community. British actors. English actor and writer Mark Gatiss of ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Sherlock’ and ‘Dracula’ tweeted: “I grew in awe of David Warner as a mainstay in so many of my favorite films. Working with him extensively and calling him my friend was a gift beyond words. Goodnight, sweet Prince.”

Warner’s career included credits in stage, film and television productions, with his first on-screen role dating back to 1962. He continued to work well into the 2020s, lending his voice to a 2020 episode of “Teen Titans Go !” like The Lobe. Following news of his death from a cancer-related illness, Warner’s family released a statement to the BBC: “Over the past 18 months he has approached his diagnosis with characteristic grace and dignity. He will be sorely missed by us and 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.”

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