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Veteran British actor Sir John Hurt, nominated for an Oscar for his starring role in “The Elephant Man” and his supporting role in “Midnight Express,” has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 77.

Hurt, who had starred in more than 200 films and television series over a career spanning six decades, revealed in 2015 that he was suffering from the early stages of pancreatic cancer and that he was receiving treatment.

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