Legendary British actor Sir John Hurt has passed away at the age of 77.
Hurt – whose career has spanned more than six decades – recently battled with pancreatic cancer. It had been revealed that he was given the all clear in October 2015
At the time of revealing that news he said: ‘I am overjoyed, I am thrilled. It all looks great for the future, it’s fantastic.’
In July of 2015 he received his knighthood, saying that ‘It does make one inordinately proud.’
Hurt famously starred in a number of roles in films and television shows ranging from A Man For All Seasons, The Elephant Man Alien, the Harry Potter series, I, Claudius, Dr Who and many other roles.
His website and Twitter accounts have both been closed down.
Sir John Hurt is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myers.