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Farewell John Hurt, the iconic Alien actor passes away at 77

Farewell John Hurt, the iconic Alien actor passes away at 77

Sir John Hurt, the masterful actor behind the role of Gilbert Kane in ALIEN and as the titular role in THE ELEPHANT MAN, has died at the age of 77.

His career, stretching over sixty years, has given cinema some of its greatest performances; such as Winston Smith in 1984, Adam Sutler in V FOR VENDETTA, and Professor Broom in HELLBOY.

He had struggled with pancreatic cancer alongside his wife of 12 years, Anwen Rees-Myers.

Our hearts go out to his family and friends for he will be dearly missed and remembered.

Other notable roles:

THE SHOUT

THE HIT

MELANCHOLIA

DOGVILLE

MANDERLAY

DEAD MAN

ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

WATERSHIP DOWN

PERFUME

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27 Fan responses to Farewell John Hurt, the iconic Alien actor passes away at 77

Tyrannos

Jan-27-2017 5:54 PM

Rest in peace, John Hurt

Apex_Predator

Jan-27-2017 6:17 PM

Just found out about this. Rip and God speed. 

Freezerinos

Jan-27-2017 7:14 PM

Very sad to hear. Good man, excellent actor.

Danzilla93

Jan-27-2017 8:11 PM

I'm heartbroken.

I grew up with Sir John's extraordinary portrayals of Olivander from the first Harry Potter film, and as Professor Broom from Hellboy.  His incredible talents, and unforgettable voice have been a part of my life since I was a child, and he will always remain one of my favorite actors of all time.

Another great has been lost, but never forgotten.  God speed, Mr. Hurt.  You are truly one of the greatest of the greats.

Something Real

Jan-27-2017 8:19 PM

He was and still is an idea that remains with each of us. You can not say "farewell" to those whom have not been lost. We should feel grief for no longer having him amongst us in a physical capacity. However, we must always remember that life does not end when the atoms we temporarily own begin to change into something new. It is simply another of the universe's mysterious transformations. :)

Farlander

Jan-27-2017 9:31 PM

"Life does not end when the atoms we temporarily own begin to change into something new." Great words, Something Real.

 

Always with us, Mr. Hurt! 

Chris

Jan-27-2017 9:43 PM

This is very sad news. :( RIP Mr. Hurt.

Tiago_miami_la

Jan-27-2017 10:14 PM

Rip mr hurt indeed. god be with you forever in peace.

KingKaijuGojira

Jan-27-2017 10:19 PM

Farewell John Hurt. RIP

Something Real

Jan-27-2017 11:47 PM

FARLANDER - I am pleased my view has brought you a modicum of happiness despite the somber nature of this topic. :)

BigDave

Jan-28-2017 12:08 AM

R.I.P  John Hurt

A true talented Legend who is so versatile in the kinds of roles he plays and always seems to do a very good job with every role he has ever taken, and also some amazing performances to boot.

On Stage or TV or on Film, his talents will be lost but never forgotten.

Lone

Jan-28-2017 12:42 AM

So sad, one of my favourite actors, a truly incredible character actor. What a breadth and depth of work, he was never afraid to take on controversial or challenging roles.

No actor has ever moved me as much, he was outstanding. 

A Man For All Seasons, Midnight Express, ALIEN, 1984, The Elephant Man and Hellboy are amongst my favourites. But John was wonderful in every role, whether large or small. 

Like the true professional he was, he kept on working right up to the end, his last role was in the upcoming Jackie

RIP dear John, you will never be forgotten.

chli

Jan-28-2017 12:43 AM

Thanks for what you have given us, John. Apart from Alien, I particularly remember his performance in "I, Claudius".

Goddamn Tropics in here

Jan-28-2017 1:16 AM

RIP John Hurt, sad sad news

60 years given to stage, big and small screen in many iconic roles

Executive Officer Kane firmly embedded himself in my mind as teenager and has never really left there

Now with the Space and Stars

 

Engineer Tech Brett

Jan-28-2017 3:27 AM

This has upset me to be honest. His performance in Alien helped me believe in the power of cinema.  He will always be Kane to me. RIP John Hurt.

Deep Space

Jan-28-2017 7:31 AM

"Life does not end when the atoms we temporarily own begin to change into something new." Great words, Something Real.

Seconded - beautiful words SR :) 

RIP John.  ALIEN and Watership Down were two of my favourite films growing up!  A great actor 

Deep Space

Jan-28-2017 7:31 AM

DP

Batchpool

Jan-28-2017 8:17 AM

RIP John Hurt. A sad loss and amazing versatile talent. He never ceased to amaze me, where he could just pop up unexpectedly in films and brought life to his characters. As much as he could be the main star in a film, he always added something extra in his supporting roles with films like Snowpiercer and Outlander for example. I certainly feel gutted about his passing.

Lone

Jan-28-2017 4:18 PM

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Id

Jan-28-2017 4:48 PM

not fair.  not one bit! john was meant to see the scene that topped the original chestburster scene. the universe is cruel. he should have been allowed to stay......at least for the new scene. scott must be devastated. i know deep down....scott made the scene for john

Blueant

Jan-28-2017 9:29 PM

I am so saddened with grief as I know everyone is with his untimely passing.

John may you rest in eternal happiness and true salvation for eternity. I too believe that John has transcended this earthly plane and arrived at total consciousness.


You will we be missed with great love and affection for all of your acting roles and so shall your spirit remain in these works that will enlighten other generations yet to come.

Forever and eternity John please rest in joy and all peace.

pulserifle187

Jan-30-2017 10:03 PM

Sad to see an amazing man die. His performance in Alien remarkable, an iconic scene for cinema in general.

He will be missed.

Patient Leech

Feb-02-2017 8:41 AM

RIP

Great actor.

Centauri

Feb-03-2017 9:30 PM

One of the most brilliant Scifi actors of our time. Rest in paradise 

Fire_Stream21

Feb-15-2017 3:35 PM

Awe, RIP Hurt

rumsmuggler

Feb-19-2017 7:51 AM

Rest in peace John Hurt. You will be missed.

Dr. Curt Connors

Feb-26-2017 9:02 AM

Rest in peace Mr. Hurt

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