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Irish actor Peter O’Toole, the star of the 1962 Oscar-winning epic “Lawrence of Arabia,” has died aged 81, his agent Steve Kenis said Sunday, December 15. The hell-raising icon of stage and screen died on Saturday, December 14, at London’s Wellington hospital after a long illness, Kenis explained. Irish President Michael D Higgins said it was “with great sadness” that he heard of O’Toole’s death. “Ireland, and the world, has lost one of the giants of film and theatre,” he said in a statement. O’Toole was nominated for eight Best Actor Oscars and received an honorary award in 2003.
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