The sad news was reported yesterday that David Hedison has passed away at the age of 92, peacefully in his sleep. The actor’s family said 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 entered into the horror/sci-fi hall of fame as the first incarnation of The Fly in 1958. He was also the best Felix Leiter [in Live And Let Die and Licence To Kill] in my view, and is also remembered for his role as Captain Lee B. Crane in the Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea TV series.

RIP David.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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