Legendary Actor Peter O'Toole Dead at 81

The "Lawrence of Arabia" star had been ill before dying in a London hospital.
3:00 | 12/16/13

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pope. Some sad news this weekend. We did. Sorry to report peter o'toole died over the week end. This morning, the world remembers the acting giant. ♪ do you think I'm just anybody? Reporter: He was just a 26-year-old irishman. But after that iconic turn in lawrence of arabia -- time to be great again, my lord. Reporter: He transformed into hollywood royalty. I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star. Reporter: And star with talent earning eight oscar nominations. I could listen to you lie for hours. Reporter: And good-bye mr. Chips. I have two kinds of rights. Reporter: He never did win. When the academy honored him an honorary oscar, he originally turned them down. That was a bit lewd of me. I didn't sbepd it to be. It is an honor. The highest one that the film industry can give one. I like to do something specific and earn the damn thing. Reporter: He eventually accepted their offer. He conquered every speed yum, from stage to animation, gaining a new league of followers with the movie, "ratatouille." Tell him to hit me with his best shot. Reporter: Now, the world says good-bye to mr. Chips, mr. Lawrence, and a half century of movie magic. But you always stay the same. And you always will. And in that, I shall find -- great comfort. In the days to come. So you see, it won't really be good-bye at all. Wow. What an immense talent. And you and I both said, love it that he was like, no, don't give me the oscar. I mean, eventually he said, no, I'll take it. Hard to turn your eyes away. We want to give you another piece of sad news. Another great hollywood legend, joan fontaine also passed away over the weekend. She was 96 years young. I know, too. You're right about that. How about we move on to a holiday megamania. We're counting down to tuesday fight's megamillions drawing.

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