LONDON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Academy Award nominated Actor Peter O’Toole died Saturday at the age of 81.
O’Toole’s agent Steve Kenis said he died after a long illness.
The charismatic actor was nominated for an Academy Award eight times. His first nomination was for his breakout role in 1962’s “Lawrence of Arabia,” his last for “Venus” in 2006.
The family was overwhelmed “by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. — In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished,” O’Toole’s daughter Kate said in the statement.
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