'Star Trek' Actor Rene Auberjonois Lost Battle With Lung Cancer

The actor, whose credit also included 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine', 'Benson', 'Boston Legal' and 'M*A*S*H', passed away at the age of 79 at his home in Los Angeles.

AceShowbiz - Beloved "Star Trek" and "Benson" actor Rene Auberjonois has died, aged 79.

The "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" regular lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, December 08, at his home in Los Angeles.

Born in New York, Rene first made his mark on Broadway in the late 1960s before becoming a film star in the 1970s and a TV regular in the 1980s and 1990s.

His credits also include "Boston Legal", "M*A*S*H", "Madam Secretary", "Avatar: The Last Airbender", and "Judging Amy", as well as the movies "The Patriot", "The Player", "King Kong", and "The Little Mermaid (1989)", in which he voiced the character Louis.

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