John Hurt Has Passed Away

Legendary British screen actor John Hurt has passed away aged 77.

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The actor who is perhaps best remembered for his performances as the Elephant Man in The Elephant Man (1980) and his performance as the chest-bursting crew member in Alien (1979) died after a severe battle with Pancreatic Cancer of which he was diagnosed in June 2015.

The actor’s official YouTube channel includes a compilation of all of his on-screen deaths, something he referenced that he and his family would joke about privately:

“It would get to the point where my children wouldn’t ask if I died, but rather… how do you die?”

Famed for his weathered looks and wispy voice, Hurt was a staple of mainstream cinema and independent cinema alike, personifying memorable roles in the likes of Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, V for Vendetta, Snowpiercer and Melancholia.

Our thoughts go out to his family.

Source: THR

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