John Hurt dies: Legendary ‘Harry Potter’ actor was 77

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John Hurt has died at 77 (Tribune Media)

LOS ANGELES – Legendary actor John Hurt, known for his roles in “Alien” and “The Elephant Man,” has died, according to several British publications. He was 77.

Hurt played the iconic wandmaker Ollivander in the Harry Potter series.

The British actor battled cancer and intestinal issues in recent years, according to the Daily Mirror.

Hurt, whose career spanned more than six decades, most recently started in the Oscar-nominated “Jackie.” He also appeared in the film version of George Orwell’s “1984,” the “Harry Potter” series and “Hellboy.”

He is survived by his wife, Anwen Rees-Myers.

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