‘Harry Potter’ actor Sir John Hurt dies of cancer at 77


JAN 29, (DNA) -Legendary actor John Hurt passed away on Saturday after battling with pancreatic cancer. He was 77.The British actor appeared in numerous movies, such as Harry Potter series, Alien, and Nineteen Eighty-Four, during a career that spanned six decades. He also worked in Midnight Express, which netted him his first Golden Globe and BAFTA win, as well as an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.Hurt was also nominated for an Academy Award (Best Actor category) for his role as the anguished John Merrick in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man.The star was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2015, but continued to work, appearing recently in the Oscar-nominated biopic of President John F. Kennedy’s widow Jackie. He is succeeded by his wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, and two sons with Joan Dalton, his third wife.