Veteran actor Sir John Hurt is dead
– John died at the age of 77 a year after he revealed that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer
Sir John Hurt
Veteran actor popular for his role in Harry Potter, Sir John Hurt has died aged 77.
On 16 June 2015, Hurt publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer. Following treatment, Hurt stated that his cancer was in remission on 12 October 2015.
Sir John played roles in a number of acclaimed films, including Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter. In all he starred in more than 200 films and TV series during a career which spanned six decades.
He also appears in the film Jackie, a biopic about the widow of John F Kennedy, which is currently in cinemas.
The Chesterfield-born actor is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myers, to whom he was married for 12 years.