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It’s been reported that character actor René Auberjonois has passed away.

Auberjonois has had a long, storied career playing various bit parts and memorable roles.  He was perhaps best known for his tenured runs on Benson and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, along with voicing Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid.

Auberjonois has quite a few connections with DC Comics properties as well.  In Batman Forever, he played Doctor Burton opposite Nicole Kidman’s Dr. Chase Meridian.

He also voiced characters in several DC animated projects.  He was DeSaad in various seasons of Super Friends, General Zod on the Ruby-Spears Superman series, Dr. March on two episodes of Batman: The Animated Series, multiple characters on Justice League, and Blockbuster on Young Justice.

He was 79.