News of Auberjonois's death was confirmed by his son Remy and shared via the actor's official Twitter page:
(Minions say: We're sad to confirm that René passed away today, Sunday, December 8) https://t.co/lmYlIqS6Ld— Rene Auberjonois (@reneauberjonois) December 8, 2019
Rene started his career as a theatre actor in the 1960s before making a name for himself in film and television from the '70s through the '90s. In addition to his Deep Space Nine role, he played Father John Mulcahy in the M.A.S.H. motion picture. He also starred in the television series Benson.
Read some tributes to the late actor below.
This is a terrible loss. Star Trek fans knew him as Odo from Deep Space Nine. We knew him as René. He was a wonderful, caring, and intelligent man. He shall be missed. When I look out to the stars, I shall think of you, friend. https://t.co/IE2gtivRcg— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 8, 2019
It is with great heartache and loss I share with you the passing of dear,dear Rene Auberjonois.His last message to me was entitled "Don't forget..." I know that I,Kitty,and all that knew him will never forget.The world seems noticeably emptier now. I loved him.— Armin Shimerman (@ShimermanArmin) December 8, 2019
@reneauberjonois You were a spectacular artist from Altman film IMAGES to Star Trek:DS9 and the million performances in between. A devoted family man, a visual artist, and loving and loves le human being. Thanks for showing the world how to do it. #love #admiration— Gates McFadden (@gates_mcfadden) December 8, 2019
I am so sorry to hear that the wonderful René Auberjonois has passed away. I had the great honor to play his daughter on Boston Legal. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and his many fans. May he rest in peace. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eRxwfmmkcy— Jayne Brook (@thejaynebrook) December 8, 2019