Actor John Hurt, star of 'The Elephant Man', dies aged 77

FILE PHOTO: British actor John Hurt holds the Gold Giraldillo Award as a tribute to his career during Sevilla European film festival in SevilleBy Thomas Newey LONDON (Reuters) – Veteran British actor Sir John Hurt, Oscar-nominated for his star turn in "The Elephant Man" and his supporting role in "Midnight Express", has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, a representative said on Saturday. Hurt, who had starred in more than 200 films and television series over a career spanning six decades, revealed in 2015 that he was suffering from the early stages of pancreatic cancer and that he was receiving treatment. The BBC, citing the actor's agent, also reported that Hurt had died.

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