DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Peter Arne (aged 64)
British character actor best known for various performances in British film and television.
Peter Arne (born Peter Randolph Michael Albrecht; 29 September 1918 – 1 August 1983) was a British character actor. He made more than 50 film appearances including roles in Ice Cold in Alex, The Moonraker and Conspiracy of Hearts. He also appeared on stage and had supporting roles in the television series The Avengers, Danger Man, as well as villains in Blake Edwards’ Pink Panther series, in a career that spanned 40 years.
DEATH: Shortly after Arne returned to his Knightsbridgehome, neighbours reported hearing a violent argument coming from his home. Arne’s body was found inside his flat, bludgeoned to death with a stool and a log from his fireplace, which was found in the communal hall.