Nearly three decades before Jeff Goldblum became The Fly for David Cronenberg gross-out 1986 remake, it was David Hedison who originated the role back in 1958. Sadly, we've learned that Hedison has passed away.
Hedison starred in the original The Fly, directed by Kurt Neumann and co-starring Vincent Price, as scientist André Delambre who has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.
Other notable acting roles include Jamie in Son of Robin Hood and Captain Lee B. Crane in producer Irwin Allen’s submarine-set "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea".
Deadline reports that Hedison "passed away peacefully" on July 18th in Los Angeles at the age of 92.
His family said in a statement, "Even in our deep sadness, we are comforted by the memory of our wonderful father. He loved us all dearly and expressed that love every day. He was adored by so many, all of whom benefitted from his warm and generous heart. Our dad brought joy and humor wherever he went and did so with great style."