Veteran actor John Hurt, the star of beloved films like Alien and the Harry Potter series, has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, at the age of 77.
Known for his rich voice and craggy visage, Hurt had a long and illustrious stage and screen career dating back to the 1960s, giving many acclaimed and well-loved performances.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 1978’s Midnight Express, and again for playing the title role in David Lynch‘s surreal 1980 classic The Elephant Man.
In more recent times, he was known for playing the role of wand-maker Mr Ollivander in Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2.
In an interview following his cancer diagnosis in 2015, Hurt said:
“I can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it. We’re all just passing time, and occupy our chair very briefly.”
Rest in peace.
Source: Hollywood Reporter.
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