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Peter O'Toole

Dead at 81

12/15/2013 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1215_peter_otoole_gettyHollywood legend Peter O'Toole died peacefully in his sleep last night ... TMZ has learned.

A rep for O'Toole tells us the actor passed away at a hospital in London surrounded by friends and family ... and says Peter had been ill for some time.

Peter starred in over 90 different TV and film roles -- including "Lawrence of Arabia", "Goodbye, Mr Chips" and "Venus" -- and holds the record for most Oscar nominations without ever winning.

Luckily in 2003 the Academy jerks smartened up -- and gave him a special honorary award.



Peter retired from acting last year saying he no longer had the heart for it.

Peter's daughter Kate released a statement saying, "His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time."

Kate adds, "Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts. In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished."

He was 81.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP

130 days ago
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kitten roulaine    

Awww, really sad to hear this. Great actor.

130 days ago
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Truth    

Deadline beat you. No "exclusive". Thanks for the wonderful entertainment, Peter O'Toole.

130 days ago
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AllieHughes    

Had a long career and will be missed.

130 days ago
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billybob    

He was in my "which celeb do u want to die next"-list not! RIP

130 days ago
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Reg    

What an amazing actor. Gods blessing on you and your family.

130 days ago
7.

Phil    

What an amazing Actor!!! RIP

130 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

No one gets out alive.

130 days ago
9.

Mimi    

I will never forget his performance in Lawrence of Arabia. He was just amazing. RIP Peter, you made our lives richer with your talent.

130 days ago
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INTHEZONE    

long life for a heavy drinker

130 days ago
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she's nothing but a    

Well done. Rest well fine man.

130 days ago
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LordGobblecock    

RIP truly great actor. He lived life and lived to good numbers all things considered...he did love a drink :)

130 days ago
13.

Shoozie    

Another Legend gone. Very sad to hear this. Rest in Peace.

130 days ago
14.

JeffyJeff    

Peter O'Toole had a double phallic name

130 days ago
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Jay W.     

Thanks for the entertainment. RIP

130 days ago
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