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Malachi Throne, a character actor known for his roles on Batman and Star Trek, died Wednesday. He was 84.

Throne's agent, Annette Robinson, told to The Huffington Post the actor had succumbed to cancer and that he died peacefully in his sleep.

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star and one of Throne's friends, Jim Beaver, was one of the first to report the news. "My good friend Malachi Throne died last night. One of the finest actors and finest people I've been fortunate enough to know," Beaver wrote on Facebook.

Throughout his five-decade career, Throne appeared on more than 90 television shows. He is best known for playing Batman villain False Face in a two-part episode in 1966 and Robert Wagner's boss on It Takes a Thief. He also provided the voice for Talosian leader The Keeper in the Star Trek pilot. He went on to play Commodore Jose Mendez in the series' only two-parter, as well as work on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II.