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.