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27 January 2017 @ 08:59 pm
It is being reported that John Hurt has died  
According to various outlets, John Hurt has died at the age of 77.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4166046/Actor-John-Hurt-dies-cancer-aged-77.html

http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/news/a820008/doctor-who-alien-star-john-hurt-dies/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/john-hurt-dead-elephant-man-alien-harry-potter-actor-dies-cancer-aged-77-a7550561.html

Sir John Hurt - one of the defining actors of his generation - has reportedly died. He was 77.

The Doctor Who and Alien star passed away on Friday (January 27) after battling pancreatic cancer in the last few years of his life, according to The Mirror. He'd celebrated his birthday on January 22.

A near-ubiquitous presence on TV, film and the stage across six decades, Sir John earned four BAFTAs, a Golden Globe and was nominated twice for an Academy Award.

Sir John's many memorable movie roles over the years include voicing Aragorn in the original animated Lord of the Rings movie, the reluctant rebel Winston in 1984, an oppressive dictator in V for Vendetta and the wand-maker Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter movie series.

He reached an entirely new generation of fans as the lost War Doctor in Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor', a role which he reprised for a series of Big Finish audio dramas.

 
 
 
Kitty: YOI // vikturi heartkitty_fic on January 28th, 2017 02:26 am (UTC)
I just saw this :( so sad
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on January 29th, 2017 03:54 pm (UTC)
I was so unhappy when I saw this. He was quite an actor!
Bunnybunnysworld on January 28th, 2017 06:34 am (UTC)
:( So sad.
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on January 29th, 2017 03:54 pm (UTC)
It was very sad. :(
brunettepetbrunettepet on January 28th, 2017 02:40 pm (UTC)
It was the first thing I read this morning. He was a brilliant actor. I didn't know he was battling cancer.

Edited at 2017-01-28 02:40 pm (UTC)
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on January 29th, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
He was brilliant. I think the first time I saw him was in I, Claudius. He was chilling at Caligula.
darluludarlulu on January 28th, 2017 04:35 pm (UTC)
I will miss him!
archaeologist_d: Merlin Emrysarchaeologist_d on January 29th, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
I will miss him, too. Loved him as the Doctor!