RIP Sir John Hurt acclaimed British actor dies at 77

RIP Sir John Hurt acclaimed British actor dies at 77
By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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Acclaimed British actor Sir John Hurt dies at 77


The great British actor John Hurt has died at the age of 77.

A Knight of the Realm the performer appeared in a number groundbreaking films.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Hurt, who played Mr. Ollivander. Harry Potter fans will miss him very much.

— Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm) January 28, 2017

He played the role of John Merrick in the ‘The Elephant Man’ and Winston Smith in ’1984.’

“A lie becomes truth and then becomes a lie again.”

John Hurt in George Orwell's 1984

— The Strombo Show (@TheStromboShow) January 28, 2017

Hurt’s reputation as a character actor was secured for his portrayal of Quentin Crisp in the 1975 film ‘The Naked Civil Servant.’

He appeared in the Harry Potter films and has a role in ‘Jackie’ the movie about the life of Jackie Kennedy currently on release.

John Hurt dies at 77: Showbiz mourns tragic loss of Elephant Man actor who fought brave cancer battle

— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) January 28, 2017

He recently underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer and intestinal issues.

Mel Brooks, Chris Evans, Stephen Colbert pay tribute to John Hurt, who died after a battle with pancreatic cancer

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 28, 2017

He is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myers, to whom he was married for 12 years.

Tributes to Sir John Hurt

My deepest sympathies to John Hurt's family, friends and fans. He was a dear friend.

— Kiefer Sutherland (@RealKiefer) January 28, 2017

God speed to John Hurt, a legendary actor and good human being.

— Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) January 28, 2017

Very sad to hear of John Hurt's passing. It was such an honor to have watched you work, sir.

— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) January 28, 2017

“If you listen, you learn; if you talk, you don't.” – Sir John Hurt #RIP thank you for entertaining us xXx

— (@WipeHomophobia) January 28, 2017

The only actor who could make me well up before he said a single word. John Hurt was a truly beautiful one off.

— Matt Berry (@porksmith) January 28, 2017

Sir John Vincent Hurt, CBE born 22 January 1940 died 27 January 2017.

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