John Hurt passes away at 77

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UNITED KINGDOM — Legendary actor John Hurt, who is known for his roles in “Alien,” “The Elephant Man,” and the widely-popular “Harry Potter” series has died.

He was 77 years old.

According to KTLA, the actor had battled cancers for some years.

He leaves behind his wife Anwen Rees-Myers.