Sir John Hurt (1940-2017), Legendary Actor Whose Magnificent Career Spanned Over Six Decades

photo by Walterlan Papetti

Sir John Hurt, the legendary actor who famously played John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Winston Smith in 1984, the wand-making Mr. Ollivander in Harry Potter films, the human host in Alien and the mysterious War Doctor on Doctor Who during his six decade career, passed away on January 27, 2017 from complications due to complications from pancreatic cancer just few days short of his 77th birthday.

Friends and fans have taken to social media to express their sadness over the loss of such a great man.

Rest in Peace Sir John. You did what you could the best you knew how.