Beloved star and voice actor, David Hemblen has sadly died.
Here's what we know so far...
David Hemblen sadly passed away on November sixteenth, at the age of seventy-nine.
Hundreds of fans have already shared their fond memories of the star...
Truly sad to hear about the passing of David Hemblen. Thank you for bringing to life my favorite X-Men character i… https://t.co/w8dpYyuT9S— John Dice (@John Dice)1606124863.0
@IGN And just like that, another piece of my childhood gone ... but not forgotten— Mamba Sn❄️w 🕘⛈ (@Mamba Sn❄️w 🕘⛈)1606165551.0
@IGN 2020, this has to stop smh...— shawn said it (@shawn said it)1606165564.0
@IGN Magneto was different from your typical villain in Saturday Morning Cartoons, he’s anger relatable, he strikin… https://t.co/LylkyI8PkU— Callsign: Sparklestrike (@Callsign: Sparklestrike)1606165818.0
@IGN Damn that's sad to hear, use to love watching xmen.— Billy Butcher (@Billy Butcher)1606166024.0
@IGN The x-men animated series was a significant part of my childhood, I remember it clearly. Sad to know a part of… https://t.co/ZemuHxN5km— JZ (@JZ)1606166279.0
@IGN Rest in peace mr Hemblen.— Cai Olson (@Cai Olson)1606167792.0
@MxMstrH So sad to hear of his passing. His Magneto is inimitable and he was very talented. Rest in Peace David Hem… https://t.co/MusRsoWlNe— Gwama Hairstonel (@Gwama Hairstonel)1606114880.0
Best known for X-Men: The Animated Series, Hemblen also played Resistance leader Jonathan Doors.In the Scifi series Earth: Final Conflict, based on Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry.
Hemblen was born in England before his family immigrated to Canada when he was a teen.
He received an M.A. in English and was trying for a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies when he ventured into acting.
RIP David Hemblen https://t.co/1XdgJx5Nu0— RETRO: OLD MEDIA ENTHUSIAST 🇨🇦 🏳️⚧️ 🏳️🌈 (@RETRO: OLD MEDIA ENTHUSIAST 🇨🇦 🏳️⚧️ 🏳️🌈)1606134410.0
He was spotted by the Royal Shakespeare Company and was scouted to become part of the Theatre Toronto in 1967.
In 1975, Hemblen got his first TV gig, in The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim...
Where he played Zachariah, an elixir salesman who befriends a boy with a magical time-traveling trunk.
Wow. The gods of YouTube have the entirety of TVO's amazing '70s kids time travel series The Adventures of Timothy Pilgrim. I may be a while— Graeme Burk (@Graeme Burk)1428681001.0
In 1987, Hemblen was cast in one of the most prominent roles of his career...
As Lord Dread in the series, Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future.
Very sorry to hear of the passing of David Hemblen. Such an accomplished actor,very kind and patient as Captain Po… https://t.co/ulHAJUOrIT— Donald Mowat (@Donald Mowat)1606020208.0
His voice acting in the film brought him a great deal of respect...
Hemblen went on to voice act in a number of animated films after this.
Although his most famous role will always be Magneto on X-Men: The Animated Series. Gene Kendall once said, "He isn’t a ranting lunatic or a mustache-twirling Hanna-Barbara villain; Hemblen brings integrity to the role and knows just how 'dramatic' these lines should sound. It’s very easy to imagine Hemblen’s voice when reading the dialogue Chris Claremont gave the character."
David Hemblen was the definitive Magneto. He had a hypnotic voice that commanded authority and respect whilst ha… https://t.co/F9XYXDNYBs— joseph williams (@joseph williams)1606159083.0
He was that good, Bryan Singer even considered casting him in the live-action X-Men film...
Although he was filming Earth: Final Conflict at the same time.
Sunday morning catch up with Earth Final Conflict . https://t.co/gqSaQQoWbM— Douglas Gray (@Douglas Gray)1559454764.0
Hemblen's family noted in his obituary that donations can be made to the Actor's Fund of Canada.
What a colorful career. And one that will be remembered through the ages. Rest in Peace. Read on for more tragedies that have happened this year...
RIP David Hemblen may he rest in peace ❤️ https://t.co/o9e1UB3pao— SabHj Brewster 🎄❄️ (@SabHj Brewster 🎄❄️)1606152869.0