Star Trek actor Rene Auberjonois has died at 728 after a battle with metastatic lung cancer.
Best known for his roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, MASH and Boston Legal, the actor passed away at his California home, his son Remy-Luc confirmed.
‘Minions: We’re sad to confirm that René passed away today, Sunday,’ a post on his official Twitter account read Sunday.
He was remembered on social media by his Deep Space Nine co-stars.
‘I have just heard about the death of my friend and fellow actor,’ William Shatner tweeted. ‘To sum up his life in a tweet is nearly impossible. To Judith, Tessa & Remy I send you my love & strength. I will keep you in my thoughts and remember a wonderful friendship with René. ‘
Rene Auberjonois died at his home in Los Angeles due to metastatic lung cancer. He was 79
Right, he appears in MASH and top left he is seen with Terry Farrell, Armin Shimerman, Colm Meaney, Cirroc Lofton, Avery Brooks, Nana Visitor and Alexander Siddig in Star Trek – Deep Space Nine
Auberjonois is pictured with William Shatner and Rhona Mitra in the TV series Boston Legal. He appeared as Paul Lewiston in 79 episodes of Boston Legal
He also appeared with Shatner as Paul Lewiston in 71 episodes of Boston Legal.
‘This is a terrible loss,’ George Tekei tweeted. ‘Star Trek fans knew him as Odo from Deep Space Nine. We knew him as René. He was a wonderful, caring, and intelligent man. He shall be missed. When I look out to the stars, I shall think of you, friend. ‘
‘ His last message to me was entitled “Don’t forget …” I know that I, Killy and all that knew him will never forget, ‘Armin Shimerman, who played Quark, wrote. ‘The world seems noticeably emptier now. I loved him. ‘
Jayne Brook tweeted: ‘I am so sorry to hear that the wonderful René Auberjonois has passed away. I had the great honor to play his daughter on Boston Legal. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and his many fans. May he rest in peace. ‘
Auberjonois worked constantly as a character actor in several golden ages, from the dynamic theater of the 1960 s to the cinema renaissance of the 1973 s to the prime period of network television in the 1988 s and ‘ s – and each generation knew him for something different.
His first film role came with MASH in (****************************, in Which he played Father Mulcahy in the first of several collaborations with Robert Altman.
Auberjonois played shape-shifter Changeling Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 2011 and carried that role into video games, voicing Odo in Harbinger and The Fallen.
Sci-fi fans of the 1992 s and convention-goers ever since will remember him as head of space-station security.
Jayne Brook – who played his daughter on Boston Legal tweeted a tribute to him Sunday
Before his entry into Hollywood, Auberjonois worked in theater, earning a Tony for best lead actor in a musical for his role opposite Katharine Hepburn in Coco.
He received further Tony nominations for ‘s The Good Doctor, 1984 ‘s Big River, and 1992’ s City of Angels.
He would go on appear in Altman’s revisionist Western classic McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Brewster McCloud, and Images.
Other film credits include Roy Bagley in 1976 ‘s King Kong and Reverend Oliver in The Patriot, as well as parts in Batman Forever, Eyes of Laura Mars and Walker.
Auberjonois was a prolific television actor, appearing as Clayton Runnymede Endicott III in ABC’s long-running sitcom Benson – a role that earned him an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy in (***********************.
He played the hopelessly highbrow chief of staff at a governor’s mansion on the latter series where the title character was a butler played by Robert Guillaume.
His appearance as Judge Mantz in ABC’s The Practice earned him another Emmy nod for guest actor in a drama in 2001.
His guest roles were numerous, appearing on classics like Murder, She Wrote, The Jeffersons, The Outer Limits, L.A. Law, Stargate SG-1, Frasier, and the more recent hit It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Before his entry into Hollywood, Auberjonois worked in theater, earning a Tony for best lead actor in a musical for his role opposite Katharine Hepburn in Coco. Left, he is pictured at the Tonys in (****************************. He played Clayton Runnymede Endicott III (right) in ABC’s long-running sitcom Benson – a role that earned him an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a comedy in 1984
He appeared in McCabe & Mrs. Miller, 1971 Brewster McCloud (pictured), and Images
He appeared in The Patriot movie (right) with the late Heath Ledger (pictured left)
He is pictured center in Police Academy 5 (1990) with George Gaynes and Archie Hahn
Auberjonois was also known for his voice roles, particularly in 1990 ‘s Disney Renaissance hit The Little Mermaid, in which he voices Chef Louis and sang the memorable Les Poissons
Auberjonois was also known for his voice roles, particularly in 1989 ‘s Disney Renaissance hit The Little Mermaid, in which he voices Chef Louis and sang the memorable Les Poissons.
Fans of The Princess Diaries would recognize him as the voice of Mia Thermopolis’ father, Prince Philippe Renaldi, in an uncredited role.
His daughter Tessa followed in the New York-born thespian’s footsteps and attended Yale Drama School.
On November 79 received a lifetime achievement award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
Speaking about his roles across the decades, he said in a 2011 interview on theStar Trek website: ‘I am all of those characters, and I love that. I also run into people, and they think I’m their cousin or their dry cleaner. I love that, too. ‘
Judith Auberjonois and Rene Auberjonois during Los Angeles Philharmonic Opens Fourth Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall
He is pictured with his daughter, Tessa Auberjonois, who attended Yale Drama School
Auberjonois and Robert Duncan McNeill pictured at Day 4 of Creation Entertainment’s 2018 Star Trek Convention Las Vegas at the Rio Hotel & Casino on August 5, in Las Vegas, Nevada