Bad news to relay tonight as David Hedison, star of the VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA series and THE FLY star has passed away at the age of 92!
He passed away in Los Angeles on July 18th. His death was announced by his daughters Alexandra and Serena, who were at his side when he “passed away peacefully,” the family reports.
Hedison was best known for his role of Captain Crane in the 60’s action/adventure series Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea. He will also no doubtably be remembered fondly for starring alongside Vincent Price in the original 1958 version of The Fly.
He went on to have a long career in film and television during the ’70s through the 2000s. He appeared in shows such as Barnaby Jones, Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, Hart To Hart, TJ Hooker, Dynasty, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Knight Rider, The A-Team, and many others.
He also played the iconic CIA agent Felix Leiter in two Bond films – Live and Let Die & License To Kill.
Said his family in a statement: “Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father. He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefitted from his warm and generous heart. Our dad brought joy and humor wherever he went and did so with great style.”
Hedison is survived by his daughters Alexandra and Serena. His wife Bridget died in 2016.
David Hedison was a huge part of my childhood. I grew up watching him in Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, as well as the Bond films and The Fly.
He was a wonderful actor and will be missed by a great many. Horror Patch would like to offer our sincerest condolences to Davids family and friends.
Born: May 20, 1927 – Died: July 18, 2019
May you rest in peace