Actor Sir John Hurt has passed away at the age of 77 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015.
Hurt, 77, famous for his roles in “The Elephant Man” for which he received an Oscar nomination, as wand-maker, Olivander, in the “Harry Potter” series, and as the gut-busted astronaut in “Alien.”
Hurt announced he was diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer in June of 2015, and was given the all-clear in October of the same year.
Hurt is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myers. The couple had been married for 12 years.
Hurt had recently starred in Oscar-nominated biopic of President John F. Kennedy’s widow, Jackie, which is currently showing in cinemas.