'The Fly' and 'James Bond' Actor David Hedison Dead at 92
Published Jul 23, 2019Actor David Hedison — known for his roles in the original The Fly film and two James Bond movies — has passed away. He was 92.
His family confirmed that he died in Los Angeles on Thursday (July 18) with his daughters at his side.
"Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father," his daughters said in a statement. "He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefited from his warm and generous heart. Our dad brought joy and humour wherever he went and did so with great style."
Hedison famously portrayed Andre Delambre, a scientist who turned into an insect, in the 1958 sci-fi film The Fly.
Notably, he also played CIA agent Felix Leiter in James Bond films Live and Let Die and Licence to Kill.
Hedison also appeared on television shows like Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Love Boat and The Young & the Restless.