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Actor Peter O'Toole's life remembered by many (VIDEO)

By April Neale Dec 16, 2013, 20:47 GMT

Actor Peter O'Toole's life remembered by many (VIDEO)

Actor Peter O\'Toole\'s life remembered by many (VIDEO)

"You're very good....Goodnight and God Bless you..." - Peter O'Toole.

Actor Peter O'Toole, who famously starred in Sir David Lean's magnificent 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia, died on Saturday aged 81, his agent has said.

He was being treated at London's Wellington hospital after a long illness, it was reported.

O'Toole's daughter Kate said the family was overwhelmed "by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us".

Mr. O'Toole, the son of an Irish bookmaker, received an honorary Oscar in 2003, having initially turned it down. He had been nominated seven times for Best Actor.

When he finally clasped his statuette, he said: "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot."

O'Toole's agent said he was "one of a kind in the very best sense and a giant in his field". Peter O'Toole as Lawrence of Arabia O'Toole was 30 when he played Lawrence of Arabia

Prime Minister David Cameron said: "My thoughts are with Peter O'Toole's family and friends. His performance in my favourite film, Lawrence of Arabia, was stunning."

Actor, director and broadcaster Stephen Fry tweeted: "Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O'Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …"

Comic Eddie Izzard also tweeted: "Your work will be remembered."

Piers Morgan tweeted: "RIP Peter O'Toole. Spent one of the funniest days of my life with him at Lord's a few years ago. A brilliant actor & crazy, hilarious man."



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