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    Peter O'Toole, star of 'Lawrence of Arabia', dies at 81

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    Hollywood actor Peter O’Toole has died at the age of 81.

    His career began with critically-acclaimed roles on the British stage.

    But it was his performance in David Lean’s Oscar-winning epic ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ that thrust him into super-stardom at the age of 30.

    O’Toole – adored by his admirers for his good looks and charm, as well as his talent – received eight Oscar nominations during his movie career.

    He was the most-nominated actor never to win the accolade – until he was awarded an honorary Oscar in 2003.

    In a statement, O’Toole’s family said he had passed away peacefully in hospital on Saturday, December 14 and had been ill for some time.