Shane Rimmer, 'Thunderbirds' and James Bond Movies Actor, Dies At Age 89

Updated On 31 Mar, 2019 Published On

Shane Rimmer, the Canadian actor who voiced pilot Scott Tracy on the Thunderbirds series and starred in multiple James Bond movies, died on Friday, March 29, at his home in England. He was 89.

The official website of Thunderbirds creator, Gerry Anderson, reported Shane's death, saying that said the actor's widow, Sheila, his death. The cause of death has not been disclosed yet.

Born on May 28, 1929, in Toronto, Rimmer also worked with Gerry on Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, The Secret Service, Joe 90, Space: 1999, UFO, and Space Police.

He rose to fame after his major role as Capt. Ace Owens in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”. He appeared in the 1964 movie alongside Slim Pickens and James Earl Jones.

Rimmer starred in the early James Bond films Diamonds are Forever and Live and Let Die. He also played a submarine captain You Only Live Twice and a rebel crew chief in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.

His other movie credits include Rollerball, Out of Africa, Crusoe, Spy GameGandhi and Batman Begins.

Rest In Peace Shane Rimmer!

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