Bernard Hill, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star, Dead at 79

Bernard Hill, actor best known for his work titanic And Lord of the Rings Trilogy, is dead, He was 79 years old.

Hill’s agent Lou Colson confirmed this BBC That he died on Sunday morning. The cause of his death has not been revealed yet.

Hill was ready to reunite with him Lord of the Rings including co-stars Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, sean astin, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan at Comic Con Liverpool on Saturday. However, the conference announced on X (formerly Twitter) that their appearance was canceled at the last minute.

Bernard Hill, best known for his roles in ‘Titanic’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’, has died at the age of 79. , CBS via Getty Images

Following the news, Monaghan took to Instagram to remember his former co-star, who played King Theoden in the franchise.

“The Broken King is gone to Gray Haven but he will always be remembered. #RipBernard Photo by Viggo @theonringnet,” the actor wrote next to a photo of Hill.

Although he didn’t share any tributes on his social media, Bloom liked Monaghan’s post.

Hill was also remembered by friend and musician Barbara Dixon.

“It is with great sadness that I note the death of Bernard Hill. We worked together john paul george ringo and burt, Willy Russell’s Amazing Show 1974–1975. Truly an amazing actor. It was a privilege to meet him. RIP Benny

Hill’s decades-long acting career began in the ’70s, but it was her role in the 1982s. boys of the blackstuff The series that made him a breakout. The same year, he also appeared in the film Gandhi.

In 1997, Hill played Captain Smith in James Cameron’s 11-time Oscar-winning film, titanic, After the acclaimed role, Hill joined Peter Jackson Lord of the Rings franchise during the second installment, two towers, Where he played the role of King Théoden. Hill appeared in the follow-up, return of the king, in 2003.

Both titanic And return of the king Each earned 11 Oscars and made Hill one of the only actors to star in two of the three most Academy Award-winning films of all time.

Bernard Hill appeared in both ‘Titanic’ and ‘The Return of the King’, two of the most Academy Award winning films of all time. , Shirline Forrest/Getty Images

In 2015, Hill starred in Wolf Hall, where he played the Duke of Norfolk, Anne Boleyn’s uncle. Hill earned a BAFTA for the role.

Hill’s final role will be in the upcoming season two of BBC’s responderWhich airs on Sundays.

During his storied career, Hill has been credited in many other roles, including TV series I, Claudius, Chief Court, And room, Hill’s film credits include scorpion king, Valkyrie And paranorman,

Hill is survived by his wife, Mariana Hill, and their son, Gabriel.

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