We have sad news to report today as David Hedison who starred in the The Fly has passed away at the age of 92. Deadline is reporting that he passed on July 18 in Los Angeles with his daughters by his side.
Acting alongside the great Vincent Price, Hedison landed the lead role of Andre Delambre in 1958 horror classic, The Fly. The film tells the story of a scientist (Hedison) who is transformed into a human-fly hybrid after a house fly enters a molecular transporter resulting in the scientists atoms being combined with those of the insect.
Hedison is perhaps best known as Captain Lee Crane in the 1964 TV series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The longtime actor has appeared in a slew of movies and television series including Perry Mason, Shaft, Barnaby Jones, The Bob Newhart Show, Charlie’s Angels, Dynasty, Fantasy Island, The Fall Guy, The Love Boat, Knight Rider, The A-Team, Murder She Wrote, and more. The actor even appeared in two James Bond films.
The family issued a formal statement which read: “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.”
We here at Horror News Network send our condolences to David’s friends and family during this difficult time.