Actor, Peter O'Toole

Actor, Peter O’Toole, who is fondly remembered for his roles as T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia, King Henry II in Becket, and The Lion in Winter has passed away today at the age of 81.

Guardian.co.uk

The actor Peter O’Toole who found stardom in David Lean’s masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81, his family has announced.

The acclaimed leading man who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s passed away at the Wellington hospital in London following a long illness.

His daughter Kate O’Toole said: “His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.”

O’Toole announced last year he was stopping acting saying: “I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell.”

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