David Hedison, who starred in the original sci-fi classic The Fly and appeared in two James Bond films, has passed away. He was 92 years old.
He died Thursday in Los Angeles with his daughters at his side, said Jennifer Allen, a family representative in an e-mail on Monday.
Hedison portrayed Captain Lee Crane in the longtime movie -Fi television series "Journey to the Seabed" and Spencer Harrison in the "Another World" daytime series.
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"Even in our deep sorrow the remembrance of our wonderful father comforts us," his daughters Alexandra and Serena said in a statement. "He loved We all loved each other very much and expressed that love every day, he was revered by so many who all benefited from his warm and generous heart. "Our father brought joy and humor everywhere and did so with great style."
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Hedison played the scientist Andre Delambre, who transformed himself into an insect in 1958's The Fly , He played the CIA agent Felix Leiter in the Bond films "To Live and Let Die" and "License to Kill".
The Providence, a native of Rhode Islander, began his career under the name Al Hedison. In 1959 he took his middle name David after he had signed a contract with Twentieth Century Fox.
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Hedison's family said the actor entertained friends and family with a positive attitude and "evil" humor.