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'Titanic' Ship Captain Passed Away

'Titanic' Ship Captain Passed Away

Senior film actor Bernard Hill, who is known for his internationally recognized roles in Titanic and Lord of the Rings passed away at 79. 

He portrayed Captain Edward Smith in Titanic and King Theoden in Lord of the Rings, earning critical acclaim. His breakthrough role was as Yosser Hughes in Boys from the Blackstuff highlighting unemployment struggles in Liverpool.

His death was confirmed by his agent who stated he passed away early in the morning. Hill was scheduled to appear in The Responder, a BBC drama, later that evening. 

Many celebrities from film and non filmy backgrounds paid tribute to his talent and iconic roles expressing condolences to his loved ones.

Tributes flooded social media with many acknowledging his powerful performances. Neil Fitzmaurice who is known for Peep Show and Phoenix Nights has shared memories of the late actor. 

Hill's impact on both the big and small screen left a lasting legacy in the entertainment industry. James Cameron the director of Titanic also lamented for the demise of Bernard.