David Hedison's wife, Bridget, who he was married to for 48 years, passed away at the age of 71.

The married life of ‘Voyage to the bottom of the sea’ star David Hedison has come to an unfortunate end. His wife, Bridget Hedison has recently passed away at the age of 71, ending their 48 years old relationship. The death of his wife has left the American actor devastated.

It has been confirmed that Bridget Hedison died because of breast cancer. The cancer was reportedly discovered at the final stages, and despite the best efforts of the doctors and surgeons, the ill-fate could not be avoided. David Hedison has been left heartbroken by this loss. Rumors are circulating, saying the actor considers donating to a cancer foundation to help people avoid the similar misfortune.

The couple had two daughters together, Alexandra and Serena Hedison, both of whom have remained really supportive to their father at this troubling time. It is reported that the actor’s daughters are spending more time than ever with him, so that he can get over the death of his loving wife.

David met his wife in Positano, Italy in year 1967.  He was scouting the location for a film then.  About a year after their first encounter they tied their knot at Brompton Oratory in London. Soon, they moved to Beverly Hills where they raised their children together. Hedison was very close to his wife, and his wife was always supportive of his career.  

Despite his growing age, Hedison is still considered to be very attractive. With height of nearly 6 feet and an amazing personality, it is no surprise that women quarter his age would have no problem fancying their chance with the act. But it has been suggested that Hedison has no more intentions of being in a relationship.

Hedison got the inspiration to be an actor after he saw the movie Blood and Sand.  His first major cinema role was in the classic war film The Enemy Below. He followed up his appearance in this movie with other classics such as The Fly, The Greatest Story Ever Told and The Naked Face. Hedison is also the first actor to play the role of Felix Leiter in more than one movies in the popular James Bond franchise.

 Hedison has also acted in several TV shows.  He was nominated for an Emmy award for his appearance in ABC’s Bus Stop. Apart from acting, the American actor has also worked on four audio books, the first of which was released in October of 2007. Today Hedison is not as active in the silver screen anymore. He has shifted his interests towards his family.

The actor is not active in any social media platform. However his fans can keep up to date with the happenings in his life through his fan website davidhedison.net

The actor’s net worth is estimated to be in excess of $1 million.