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David Hedison dead: James Bond and The Fly actor dies age 92

Actor David Hedison, who starred in two James Bond films, has died at the age of 92.

He was best known for playing Bond’s CIA ally Felix Lieter in 1973’s Live and Let Die, Sir Roger Moore’s first outing as 007.

Hedison then returned to the role 16 years later, this time alongside Timothy Dalton in 1989’s Licence to Kill.

Today it was reported that Hedison died on July 18 in Los Angeles with his daughters by his side.

A statement from his family read: “Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father.

David Hedison (pictured right) alongside Timothy Falton in Licence to Kill

“He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefited from his warm and generous heart.”

The statement continued: “Our dad brought joy and humour wherever he went and did so with great style.”

His family joked that he preferred the term ‘SRO’ meaning Standing Room Only to RIP.

David Hedison, Priscilla Barnes and Timothy Dalton in Licence to Kill

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Hedison made his film debut in 1985’s Son of Robin Hood and in the same year starred as the scientist André Delambre in The Fly.

He went on to appear in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and two Bond movies as agent Feliz Leiter.



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