Today we learn of David Hedison’s passing last week on July 18th. The actor died peacefully at the age of 92.
Hedison was a prolific thespian on theatre, film and countless tv appearances. In a career spanning well over six decades he played classic Shakespeare, the lead role Captain Crane in the sci-fi series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and numerous tv shows from Dynasty to TJ Hooker in later years. He also starred in the 1958 cult horror film The Fly and 1980’s North Sea Hijack.
Bond fans around the world know him better as Felix Leiter, the role he first played in Live and Let Die along Roger Moore and reprised 16 years later in Licence to Kill. Many Bond fans, especially from that generation, call him their favourite Leiter.
CommanderBond.net crew and members express our heartfelt condolences to his family. He will be fondly remembered.