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Legendary British Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dies at 64

Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite, who starred in blockbuster films such as “Inception” and “The Usual Suspects,” has died at the age of 64 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Spokesman and friend Andrew Richardson told the UK press that Postlethwaite died in a hospital in Shropshire, in western England, on Sunday. Shortly before his death he publicly thanked the hospital staff in the local newspaper for their “wonderful” treatment and care during his illness.

Postlethwaite was nominated for his performance alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in Jim Sheridan’s critically acclaimed 1993 film “In The Name Of The Father,” he’s probably better known for menacing roles in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “The Last of the Mohicans” and, of course, “The Usual Suspects.”

Cancer did not slow the veteran actor down for long, Postlethwaite recently appeared in such films as Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” and Ben Affleck’s “The Town.”

2 Responses to “Legendary British Actor Pete Postlethwaite Dies at 64”

  1. maroczik says:

    PP was my favourite actor. I always had a smile of recognition when I saw him on screen – just briefly, before he got down to business and blew me away with his latest intense performance. For me, In the Name of the Father will be his great role, although I could watch his incredible few scenes in Amistad again and again. And Brassed Off. And The Usual Suspects. And Last of the Mohicans …

  2. Doug says:

    A tremendous lose. I am without words.


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