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Legendary Harry Potter Actor John Hurt Dead At 77

Sir John Hurt has passed away at the age of 77, a year and a half following the diagnosis of his pancreatic cancer. He was a true legend in the acting world, with so many amazing roles over the years including the lead in The Elephant Man, Alien, and the Harry Potter franchise.

In 2015 he was knighted for his contributions to the film industry. He passed away in his home in the town of Cromer, Norfolk three days after his 77th birthday.

The world is mourning the loss of this talented man by sharing their thoughts on twitter.

Even at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter park in Orlando, people are showing their respect by holding their wands in the air (a reference to the Harry Potter films) in front of the Olivander's wand shop.

He truly will be remembered forever. Rest in peace John Hurt, thank you for your amazing work.

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