Peter O'Toole Dies; Legendary Actor Was 81

by at .  Updated at . Comments

Peter O'Toole, a veteran actor known for a variety of major movie roles, passed away in his sleep last night. He was 81 years old.

A rep for the star confirms O'Toole was surrounded by friends and family members when he died at a London hospital, following a long battle with illness.

O'Toole's most memorable films include Lawrence of Arabia, Goodbye, Mr Chips and Venus. He holds the record for most Academy Award nominations without a win, though he was given an honorary Oscar in 2010.

O'Toole announced his retirement from acting last year.

"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," said daughter Kate, adding:

"Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts. In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished."

We send our condolences to O'Toole's loved ones.

Tags:
Like Us On Facebook

Around the Web

More From The Hollywood Gossip

Tommy-ramone-pic

Tommy Ramone Dies; Legendary Drummer Was 62

Tommy Ramone has passed away. The famous drummer was 62 years old.
Dave-legeno-in-harry-potter

Dave Legeno Dies; Harry Potter Actor was 50

Dave Legeno has passed way. The actor was 50 years old at the time of his death.
Mom-accused-of-murdering-11-month-old-posting-photos-online

Nicole Kelly Allegedly Murders Son After "Reaching Breaking Point," Posts RIP Pic on Facebook

Nicole Kelly, a Queens, N.Y., mom is accused of smothering her 11-month-old baby when she "didn’t want him anymore." Really.
Matt-bendik-picture

Matt Bendik, Boyfriend of Glee Star Becca Tobin, Found Dead in Hotel Room

Matt Bendik has died. The nightclub owner had been dating Glee star Becca Tobin when he passed away.

Avatar

he was sick & tired of hollywood anyway.

Avatar

Merry Christmas! For singles who are looking for wealthy love... My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy passionate older man. They met through .....RichFishes.ōrg..... The largest place for meeting with successful wealthy men and classy women (athletes,doctors,CEOs,models,lawyers,celebrities,etc….) Over 2000000 active members Now!