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Richard Attenborough Dead

'Jurassic Park' Star Dies At 90

8/24/2014 2:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lord Richard Attenborough -- the English actor who made dinosaurs come to life in "Jurassic Park" -- has died after years of poor health.

Attenborough was one of England's leading actors ... but was also a director and producer. He's probably best known for "Jurassic Park" ... but also starred as Santa Claus in the remake of "Miracle On 34th Street

His 70-year career also included "The Great Escape" with Steve McQueen ... and he directed "Gandhi" -- which won 8 Oscars.

Attenborough's son told the BBC his father died Sunday at lunchtime -- he'd been living in a nursing home with his wife for the past few years. 

Attenborough was 90. 

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BigSamStewart    

Jurassic Park is dead to me now. Anything else will be fraudulent. RIP

39 days ago
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Yodabite    

RIP, Richard Attenborough!!

39 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

Richard Attenborough was a real class act and an amazing actor and one of the real greats. I worked with him briefly on a charity event and a kinder and more gracious person could not be found. He was always kind and never had an attitude or thought himself better than anyone else. Rest in peace Richard and God bless you.

39 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

RIP. I'm sorry those dinosaurs got out of hand

39 days ago
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babycakes    

Bless you Richard and thank you for your excellent work over the years! RIP

39 days ago
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mikensnowmass    

you know you are getting old when all the people in the films you watched growing up start to pass on seemingly every other week. i wish the best for those he has left behind.

39 days ago
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MightyMad    

Yet another great loss this month...

RIP, Sir Attenborough.

39 days ago
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Gru V    

Condolences to family and friends, he'll be missed!

39 days ago
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namers    

Gandhi, an important work, not like the CRAP churned out be non peaceful individuals glorified here.

R.I.P.

39 days ago
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Queen     

R.i.p prayers goes to his family n friends

39 days ago
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Jay W.     

Helluva run...

Thanks for the entertainment! RIP

39 days ago
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The Maharincess of Franistan    

He was delightful to watch. May he rest in peace.

39 days ago
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mike53051    

RIP Richard

39 days ago
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Dee    

RIP

39 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

We all have a tendency to forget about all the great actors still alive that are in their 80s/90s until it's announced that they've passed. Great actors are like the once great music we use to hear on the radio-- they are dying off leaving not much left to be desired. RIP Sir.

39 days ago
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