Legendary British actor John Hurt dead at 77


PUBLISHED Fri, January 27, 2017 - 8:20pm EST


Legendary British actor John Hurt, who is best remembered for his roles in movies such as "The Elephant Man," "Midnight Express", and several "Harry Potter" films, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. (more)

Hurt's death was reported on early Saturday morning but details about the exact time and place of his death were not immediately available. His Twitter, Facebook, and official website were all deleted on Friday.

Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 and was initially given the all clear several months later, but his agent told the Press Association (PA) on early Saturday that the actor had died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

"Sadly the story is indeed true. A statement will be forthcoming in due course," Charles McDonald, the actor's spokesman, told BNO News when asked for confirmation.

Mel Brooks, who was involved in the production of "The Elephant Man", expressed his sadness over Hurt's passing. "He was a truly magnificent talent. No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed," Brooks said.

Hurt, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in the summer of 2015, had a career spanning decades. His work included "The Elephant Man", "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", "Midnight Express", "Alien", and 3 "Harry Potter" films. He also appeared in "Doctor Who" as the War Doctor.

Hurt was nominated for Oscars for both "The Elephant Man" and "Midnight Express".

This is a breaking news alert. Please check back or follow @BNONews on Twitter as details become available. If you want to receive breaking news alerts by email, click here to sign up. You can also like BNO News on Facebook by clicking here.





  England     

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



.

AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

Peru earthquake: Strong tremor hits west of Arequipa     1 day  

Florida Amber Alert: Brianna Brown missing from Broward County     3 days  

Arizona Amber Alert: 3 children abducted from Marana     1 wk  

Massachusetts Amber Alert: Young boy abducted from Chicopee     1 wk  

Shooting at Kings Plaza Mall in Brooklyn prompts lockdown     1 wk  






BNO NEWS RADIO





email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

News summary for Monday, July 17, 2017     1 day  

Peru earthquake: Strong tremor hits west of Arequipa     1 day  

Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare fails     1 day  

Magnitude-7.7 quake strikes the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska     1 day  

3 people shot outside Belle Glade Health Department in Florida      2 days  





More World

News summary for Monday, July 17, 2017     1 day  

Peru earthquake: Strong tremor hits west of Arequipa     1 day  

Magnitude-7.7 quake strikes the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska     1 day  

News summary for Sunday, July 16, 2017     2 days  

Legendary actor Martin Landau dead at 89     2 days