Actor Bernard Hill, of Titanic and Lord Of The Rings, has died at 79

In Titanic, Hill played Captain Edward Smith, one of the only characters based on a real person, and in the Lord Of The Rings franchise, he was Théoden, King of Rohan.

Actor Bernard Hill, who delivered a rousing cry before leading his people into battle in The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and went down with the ship as the captain in Titanic, has died.

Hill, 79, died on Sunday (May 5) morning, his agent Lou Coulson said.

 

Hill joined the Lord Of The Rings franchise in the second film of the trilogy, 2002’s The Two Towers, as Théoden, King of Rohan. The following year, he reprised the role in Return Of The King, a movie that won 11 Oscars.

In one of the film’s most memorable scenes, Hill’s character fires up his overmatched forces by delivering a battle cry on horseback that sends his troops thundering downhill towards the enemy and his own imminent death.

“Arise, arise, riders of Théoden!” Hill hollers. “Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin and the world’s ending! Death! Death! Death!”

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