Malachi Throne, the character actor most known for his memorable appearances on "Star Trek" and "Batman," died March 13 after succumbing to cancer. He was 84.
Friend and "Justified" actor Jim Beaver appears to have been among the first to break the news to the public, via his Facebook page. "My good friend Malachi Throne died last night. One of the finest actors and finest people I've been fortunate enough to know," he wrote.
Throne's agent, Annette Robinson, confirmed the actor's death to The Huffington Post, saying the Throne had been battling cancer for some time and that he had died peacefully in his sleep.
Throne acted in more than 90 different television shows over a span of five decades; he first appeared on "The DuPont Show of the Month" in 1959. Fans will remember him as Robert Wagner's boss Noah Bain on the series "It Takes a Thief" and as False Face on "Batman," for which he wore a semi-transparent mask. On playing the latter character, Throne said: "Everyone wanted to know who played False-Face. It was a two-part episode, so after the first week the papers were abuzz. Eventually, I cooled down and let them put my name at the end of the second episode. It was the best press I ever got in my life."
Throne was born in New York City to parents who emigrated from the Austro-Hungarian Empire; he later served in the Korean War in the 1950s. He is survived by his wife Marjorie and his two sons, actors Zachary and Joshua.