John Hurt, Oscar Nominated Actor Who Played The Elephant Man, Dies at 77
Hollywood lost another good one as the Oscar-nominated actor Sir John Hurt has died. He was 77.
The actor, who battled pancreatic cancer, passed away on Friday in London.
Hurt received Academy Award nominations for his role as a heroin addict in "Midnight Express" and the tortured John Merrick in David Lynch's "The Elephant Man."
The actor's career spanned over 50 years in television, film and voice work. He terrified audiences in "Alien" and then would go on to spoof that very same scene in "Spaceballs."
Younger fans likely remember him best for his role as Mr. Ollivander, the wand-maker in the Harry Potter movies.
Hurt recently appeared alongside Natalie Portman in the Oscar-nominated film "Jackie" as a priest who consoles the recently widowed first lady.
John Hurt leaves behind his fourth wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, who he has been married to since 2005 along with two children.