From Mel Brooks to Mia Farrow, Hollywood Pays Tribute to John Hurt
The actor died in London at the age of 77 after battling pancreatic cancer.
Byby DAVID CAPLAN
January 28, 2017, 8:41 AM
• 7 min read
-- Following the announcement on Friday of the death of actor Sir John Hurt -- whose films included "Midnight Express," "Alien" and the "Harry Potter" franchise -- his peers in Hollywood took to social media to remember the two-time Oscar nominee.
Hurt, who battled pancreatic cancer, died in England on Wednesday at the age of 77, his wife Anwen Rees-Meyers said.
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling tweeted, "So very sad to hear that the immensely talented and deeply beloved John Hurt has died. My thoughts are with his family and friends."
Mel Brooks, who worked with Hurt on "The Elephant Man" and "Spaceballs," tweeted, "It was terribly sad today to learn of John Hurt's passing. He was a truly magnificent talent." Another tweet read, "No one could have played The Elephant Man more memorably. He carried that film into cinematic immortality. He will be sorely missed."
Below are other tributes that flooded social media Friday evening: