Bernard Fox, best known for his roles on the ABC series Bewitched and James Cameron’s Oscar-winning picture Titanic”, has passed away. He was 89. Fox died of heart failure at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California on Wednesday, his publicist Harlan Boll confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. Fox was enlisted for what was perhaps his most famous role, Dr Bombay, the witch doctor on “Bewitched”. It’s a character that he would portray throughout the show’s run and then revive on the 1977 spin-off Tabitha.
Fox made appearances in British films and on television before scoring guest-starring roles on some of the most iconic American TV shows of the time, including The Dick Van Dyke Show, Perry Mason, The Andy Griffith Show, and I Dream of Jeannie. He then went on to appear on various television series such as Knight Rider and Murder but his most notable projects late in his career were on the big screen, starring
alongside Brendan Fraser in The Mummy and in Cameron’s Titanic.
Fox voiced the Chairman in the Disney animated features The Rescuers (1977) and The Rescuers Down Under (1990) and portrayed retired Air Force pilot Winston Havelock in The Mummy (1999). He has also worked in films like Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977),The Private Eyes (1980) and Yellowbeard (1983). Fox is survived by wife Jacqueline, daughter Amanda and grandchildren David-Mitchel and Samantha.