Legendary actor Peter O’Toole died on Saturday night in his sleep at the age of 81, according to a Dec. 15 report in TMZ. O’Toole is most famous for his role in the Oscar awarded “Lawrence of Arabia”.
Peter O’Toole had been ill for a while and died peacefully in a hospital room in London, with his family and friends nearby.
Even though Peter O’Toole has been in many critically acclaimed films, he never won an Oscar until he was awarded an honorary one in 2003. O’Toole holds the record for the most Oscar nominations without a win.
Peter O’Toole was also well known for his roles in “The Lion in Winter”, “The Last Emperor”, “Troy” and was a voice actor in the film, “Ratatouille”.
Peter O’Toole retired from his acting career, stating that his heart was not in the work any longer.
Peter O’Toole’s daughter, Kate, has expressed the family’s gratitude for the outpouring of love and support from Peter’s fans.
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 … 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," Kate said of her famous father.
Peter O’Toole will be missed by many.