Bernard Hill, Lord of the Rings and Titanic actor, dies age 79

Award-winning British actor Bernard Hill, 79, known for roles in The Lord Of The Rings and Titanic, has died, his agent has confirmed on Sunday.

Hill’s agent, Lou Coulson, said the actor died in the early hours of Sunday.

His management company Optimism Entertainment also released a statement, saying Hill, a long-time client, was “a true gentleman and extremely talented artist.”

He received awards for his role as King Theoden in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and played Captain Edward Smith in the 1997 Oscar-winning film Titanic.

Loved ones and fans also mourned Hill on social media following news of his passing.

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