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John Hurt Harry Potter actor dies at 77

John Hurt's agent says that he died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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British actor John Hurt, who played Mr Ollivander in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and starred in "Midnight Express," has died aged 77 play

British actor John Hurt, who played Mr Ollivander in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and starred in "Midnight Express," has died aged 77

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British actor John Hurt, known for his roles in "Elephant Man" and "Harry Potter", has died aged 77.

Reports citing his agent say that he died after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The actor, who played Mr Ollivander in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", also starred in the 1978 film "Midnight Express".

He was twice nominated for an Oscar.

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