DEAD: John Hurt

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

John Hurt (aged 77)
-British actor (Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull)


Sir John Vincent Hurt CBE (22 January 1940 – 25 January 2017) was an English actor whose screen and stage career spanned more than 50 years. Hurt was regarded as one of Britain’s finest actors; director David Lynch described him as “simply the greatest actor in the world”.

DEATH: On 16 June 2015, Hurt publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer. He confirmed that he would continue to work while undergoing treatment and said that both he and the medical team treating him were “more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome”.Following treatment, Hurt stated that his cancer was in remission on 12 October 2015. Hurt died at his home in Cromer, Norfolk, on 25 January 2017, three days after his 77th birthday.

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