Hollywood star Rene Auberjonois died at 79 in Los Angeles after a battle lung cancer.
Rene Auberjonois’s death news was confirmed by his son Rèmy-Luc.
“We are heartbroken to confirm that Rene passed away today,” a statement on the actor´s website said.
In his official biography, the cause given was metastatic lung cancer.
Auberjonois also appeared as the character Paul Lewiston in 71 episodes of the TV drama Boston Legal.
He is also known for his roles in Benson, The Practice (which earned him an Emmy nod), Stargate SG-1, Warehouse 13, Star Trek: Enterprise, Frasier, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Murder, She Wrote, and The Jeffersons, to name a few.
Rene was also known for his portrayal in the 1980s of Clayton Endicott III, the chief of staff to a governor on the long-running sitcom Benson.
Auberjonois, the son of a writer, grew up in Paris and New York, where his family lived in an artists´ colony.
Auberjonois is survived by his wife Judith and two children, Tessa and Remy-Luc.