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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Actor René Auberjonois Has Died

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor René Auberjonois Dies at 79

René Auberjonois, who played the Changeling Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, died at his home of metastatic lung cancer on Sunday at the age of 79. Auberjonois’ son Rèmy-Luc confirmed the passing of his father to the Associated Press.

In addition to his work on DS9, Auberjonois was a prolific actor, whose credits include television series M.A.S.H., Benson, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law, Boston Legal and the films King Kong (1976), The Little Mermaid, along with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Auberjonois at the 2015 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

Auberjonois at the 2015 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

He recently took part in the Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind.

Our deepest condolences go out to Auberjonois’ family, friends and fans.

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  1. Bert Singels

    December 8, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    RIP René Auberjonois

  2. Aloy

    December 9, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Super sad. I’ve just been rewatching the whole DS9 series and he has always been one of my favourite actors with his wonderful portrayal of Odo. With him and Nog gone the series is getting sadder as I power through it. RIP Rene.

  3. Lizard Logic

    December 9, 2019 at 3:00 am

    This makes me so sad. He is a truly good person, talented and smart. My condolences to his family and friends.

  4. superchiefaba

    December 9, 2019 at 2:02 am

    And now Rene its your turn to Trek among the stars. RIP.

  5. Karl Hamann

    December 9, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Hate to nit-pick, but we should honor the man for what he actually did: R A was not in TV’s M*A*S*H, (at least not any episode I’ve ever seen) but rather in the original film of the same name.

    • Lizard Logic

      December 9, 2019 at 8:12 pm

      We know…we know. René did so much during his career. His film role in MASH was only one out of ~ 200 different characters over his lifetime.

      • Bert Singels

        December 24, 2019 at 9:14 am

        He means he was in the movie M.a.s.h not the television show. In the show William Christopher played Father Mulcahy, were as René Auberjonois played him in the movie.

        • Lizard Logic

          December 26, 2019 at 11:15 am

          Yes, some are making this mistake.

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