Veteran actor popular for his role in Harry Potter, Sir John Hurt has died aged 77.

On 16 June 2015, Hurt publicly announced that he had been diagnosed with early-stage pancreatic cancer. Following treatment, Hurt stated that his cancer was in remission on 12 October 2015.

Sir John played roles in a number of acclaimed films, including Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter. In all he starred in more than 200 films and TV series during a career which spanned six decades.

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He also appears in the film Jackie, a biopic about the widow of John F Kennedy, which is currently in cinemas.

The Chesterfield-born actor is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myers, to whom he was married for 12 years.

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