Sir John Hurt died this Friday at the age of 77, as confirmed by his agent Charles McDonald.

Hurt starred in a wide variety of files and TV shows, including – Alien, Harry Potter, The Elephant Man, V For Vendetta, and Dr Who.

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Whilst battling pancreatic cancer in 2015, Hurt said that he didn’t wish for an afterlife: “I hope I shall have the courage to say, ‘Vroom! Here we go! Let’s become different molecules!”.

Whilst it is sad to see Sir John Hurt leave us, we will be able to enjoy performances on the silver screen a few more times throughout 2017. Titles yet to be released include – That Good Night, Damascus Cover, My Name Is Lenny, and Darkest Hour.