John Hurt Dies At 77; Hollywood Reacts
British actor John Hurt has passed away at the age of 77.
Hurt's agent, Charles McDonald, told the Associated Press he died Friday in London. John Hurt was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015.
John Hurt is known for a plethora of roles and movies including The Elephant Man, Alien, Harry Potter, V For Vendetta, Hellboy and playing the War Doctor on Doctor Who.
John Hurt will also be seen in the upcoming projects: That Good Night, Damascus Cover, My Name Is Lenny and Darkest Hour.
Hollywood has also reacted to the death of John Hurt:
RIP my friend. Legend John Hurt. For months, we spent very long days and nights together in Budapest, while shooting Hercules - very tough shoot. A real honor to act and learn from this man and even better than that, become buds. There's nothing that invaluable OG insight, and I'll always be grateful for the wisdom he shared w/ me. One time in London, we had an epic convo over lunch. John broke it down to me, on what my responsibilities are in Hollywood now after becoming, in his words, "the boss". I'm laughing right now as I type this, because I can still hear him and his iconic British accent just droppin' those OG pearls. Legend. Prayers, love, strength and light to the Hurt family during this time of loss. Thank you, brother. For everything. #JohnHurt
So very sad to hear that the immensely talented and deeply beloved John Hurt has died. My thoughts are with his family and friends.— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 28, 2017
No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed.— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) January 28, 2017
JOHN HURT. Simply an inspiration to all of us artists. Hopefully he will influence many actors in the future for a long long time. pic.twitter.com/LDlB07CB58— Vincent D'Onofrio (@vincentdonofrio) January 28, 2017
John Hurt was one of the most powerful, giving, and effortlessly real actors I've ever worked with. Remarkable human being. U will be missed— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) January 28, 2017