Actor Michael Gough, who played the Dark Knight's butler in the 1989 film Batman, has died at the age of 94. Gough has been in the film business for over 60 years and starred in a dozen movies throughout his career. He was well known for playing Alfred Pennyworth in the pre-Nolan Batman flicks, assisting the Caped Crusader in his fight against crime.

Gough was born in Malaysia and started his career on the 1947 film Blanche Fury. He continued to appear in British television shows and worked again with Tim Burton for his final film Corpse Bride, where he voiced the character Elder Guknecht, a wise citizen living in the underworld.

We've lost a very treasured and beloved friend and somebody who made a magnificent contribution to the world of theater and films, said Gough's agent.