James Bond star David Hedison passed away at the age of 92. The legendary actor passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday. Well known for his roles in the Bond franchise, David joined Roger Moore in the 1973 film Live and Let Die. In 1989, after 16 years, he appeared in Licence to Kill alongside Timothy Dalton.
After seven years of Live and Let Die, he appeared with Sir Roger again in the 1980 oil rig drama North Sea Hijack. In 2007, they reunited once more when Hedison gave a speech at the unveiling of Sir Roger’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
When Hedison returned to the world of James Bond for Licence to Kill, his character survived being fed to a shark by a drug lord who also murdered his new bride. The Colbys, The Love Boat, The Fall Guy, and Dynasty are some other fine work of the actor. He was very optimistic about his career.
He once remarked: “When I know they’ll be on TV I have a dinner party and invite my friends over so they can’t see them.” Hedison’s death was announced by his daughters Alexandra and Serena, who paid tribute to his “warm and generous heart”. “Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father,” they added.
“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 humor wherever he went and did so with great style,” they added.