Actor John Hurt, known for his roles in “The Elephant Man, and “Alien” has died, according to The Daily Mirror. He was 77.
The legendary British actor battled cancer and intestinal issues in recent years, reports the Daily Mail.
The two-time Oscar nominee, whose career lasted more than six decades, most recently stared in the Oscar-nominated “Jackie.” He also appeared in the film version of George Orwell’s “1984,” the “Harry Potter” series and “Hellboy.”
The actor also spent time on the stage making his debut in ‘Infanticide’ in the House of Fred Ginger in 1962.
In 2012, Hurt was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, then was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2015.
When he wasn’t busy making movies, Hurt lived a full life which involved more than his fair share of booze. He was proud of his long career and said many time it “isn’t bad for an old drunk”.
In 2015, Hurt talked candidly about his battle with cancer and his imminent death.
“We’re all just passing time, and occupy our chair very briefly,” he said at the time.
He is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myers and sons Alexander and Nicholas.