Actor Peter O’Toole passes away at 81

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Actor Peter O’Toole has passed away at 81 years old on Saturday, his family announced.

A statement from his daughter Kate read, “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.”

O’Toole, who has starred in almost a hundred shows and films throughout his nearly 60-year career, is best known for his iconic role in the 1962 film “Lawrence of Arabia.” He also starred in “Goodbye, Mr. Chips,” “The Ruling Class” and “The Stunt Man.”

The Irish actor has never won an Oscar award despite having been nominated eight times, though he has won Golden Globes, BAFTA and Emmy. He was given an honorary award by the Academy in 2003.

In July 2012, O’Toole announced his retirement from acting.

According to the Guardian, O’Toole is survived by his three children—daughters Kate and Pat, and son Lorcan.

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