Screen Legend Peter O’Toole Dies at 81
SCREEN LEGEND PETER O’TOOLE DIES AT 81 – It is with profound regret that we report of the news that Peter O’Toole has passed away at the age of 81.
Born Peter James O’Toole on August 2, 1932, he descending from Irish blood, was raised in Britain where he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and then began his illustrious career in theatre before finally hitting the silver screen in 1959.
Peter O’Toole will unquestionably be most famous for his role in Lawrence Of Arabia in which he gave nothing less than what is widely accepted as stunning and his best performance.
Peter O’Toole’s agent, Steve Kenis, announced to the press that Peter O’Toole had passed away after a very long illness on Saturday 14 December 2013.
According to his agent, Peter O’Toole was one of the kindest men he ever had the privilege to know and he was a fierce and loyal friend to anyone who become acquainted with him.
“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. In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished.” Kate O’Toole – Peter O’Toole’s daughter
Peter O’Toole became known as a bit of an unrepentant hell-raiser but that only added to his lovable persona and the public certainly adored him as he continuously amused and delighted anyone that had the privilege to meet him.
TV and film personalities from around the world continue to flood the social networks with messages of admiration and above all love for a man that gave so much to the film and theatre industry but also lived life to its absolute fullest.
Peter O’Toole hit instant stardom after his role as Lawrence Of Arabia and was nominated no less than eight times for best-actor Academy Award; unfortunately and much to the disappointment of his fans, family and friends, Peter O’Toole, despite the number of nominations, never actually received one.
Personally one of my favourite Peter O’Toole movies will always be Goodbye Mr Chips-1969, but there are of course many others such as The Ruling Classes-1972, The Lion in Winter-1968 and a plethora of other classics.
I am sure you will join me in thanking Peter O’Toole for what he gave to the silver screen and to humanity. After such a long illness Peter O’Toole can now hopefully rest but it’s most likely he’s up there hell-raising in only a fashion that could be so spectacularly achieved by the one and only Peter O’Toole.