Ronan Vibert, the star of Saving Mr. Banks, has died.
Ronan Vibert, a seasoned British actor, passed away at the age of 58 after a “brief illness.”
According to his management group, the 58-year-old film and television actor passed away on Thursday at a Florida hospital, as reported by Hollywoodreporter.com.
After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Ronan, who was born in Cambridge and raised in South Wales, had a great career working with many renowned directors.
He was highly recognized for his writings, which also included Rome, Dracula, The Snowman, and Saving Mr. Banks.
He had recently relocated to Florida and passed away following a “short illness,” with no further information provided.
According to Deadline.com, a private family service will be performed soon before a celebration of his life in London. He is survived by his wife Jess Vibert.
He effortlessly transitioned between roles in movies, television shows, and plays, according to the skilled actor.
The miniseries Traffik, which served as the inspiration for the 2000 picture Traffic, was one of his earlier triumphs.
In the 1990s, Ronan frequently appeared on British television in shows like Gimme Gimme Gimme, Lovejoy, and Birds of a Feather. In 1995, he appeared in The Buccaneers alongside an all-star cast.
He later rose to fame on the big screen after starring alongside John Malkovich and Willem Defoe in the 2000 film Shadow of the Vampire.
He appeared in The Cat’s Meow the next year with Kirsten Dunst, and from there, in The Pianist with Adrien Brody in 2002, and Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2003. Then, in 2006, he co-starred alongside James Franco in Tristan + Isolde.
His role in the 2013 Oscar-nominated drama Saving Mr. Banks was another pinnacle of his career.