Rene Auberjonois (Odo on Star Trek) Has Passed Away
American actor René Auberjonois died on December 8, 2019. He was 79 years old.
Star Trek fans knew him as Odo from Deep Space Nine. He also portrayed Father Mulcahy in MASH, the expedition scientist Roy Bagley in King Kong, and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid, in which he sang “Les Poissons.”
I had forgotten Rene Auberjonois was the original Father Mulcahy in the "MASH" movie
— Kid Phantasm (@cbbruuno) December 8, 2019
The six-foot-tall actor won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.
Rest in Peace René Auberjonois (1 June 1940 – 8 December 2019), American film, television, theatre and voice actor, director and singer. Well known as Clayton Endicott III on Benson, Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal. pic.twitter.com/6DpN7sckpV
— Killer Kitsch (@killer_kitsch) December 8, 2019
Upon receiving new of his death, Star Trek co-stars William Shatner, George Takei, and Armin Shimerman remembered the actor on social media.
It is with great heartache and loss I share with you the passing of dear,dear Rene Auberjonois.His last message to me was entitled "Don't forget…" I know that I,Kitty,and all that knew him will never forget.The world seems noticeably emptier now. I loved him.
— Armin Shimerman (@ShimermanArmin) December 8, 2019
This is a terrible loss. Star Trek fans knew him as Odo from Deep Space Nine. We knew him as René. He was a wonderful, caring, and intelligent man. He shall be missed. When I look out to the stars, I shall think of you, friend. https://t.co/IE2gtivRcg
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 8, 2019
I have just heard about the death of my friend and fellow actor @reneauberjonois. To sum up his life in a tweet is nearly impossible. To Judith, Tessa & Remy I send you my love & strength. I will keep you in my thoughts and remember a wonderful friendship with René.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 8, 2019
René Auberjonois, a prolific actor best known for his roles on the television shows “Benson” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and his part in the 1970 film “M*A*S*H” playing Father Mulcahy, has died. He was 79. https://t.co/245ajWXsOA
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) December 8, 2019
I'm truly devastated to hear about the passing of Rene Auberjonois who played one of my all time favourite characters in Star Trek Odo in DS9. This has really hit me so hard. Sending love and prayers to his family and friends. #RIPReneAuberjonois #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/GdRUl1jx65
— Rashid Uzzaman (@rashiduzzaman82) December 8, 2019
So sad to read this he was a wonderful man.https://t.co/av8wODFXxk
— Jonathan Del Arco (@JonathanDelArco) December 8, 2019
Rene Auberjonois 1940~2019.
A beloved member of our Star Trek family, among so many other decorated achievements on stage and screen. But above all, one of the sweetest humans I have ever met.
May he rest in God’s peace.#ReneAuberjonois #RIP pic.twitter.com/mK0aua9beV
— Doug Jones (@actordougjones) December 8, 2019
Rene Auberjonois was born in New York City on June 1, 1940