The star of hit movie Lawrence Of Arabia, Peter O’Toole has passed on at the age of 81.
O’Toole died Saturday after a long illness, his agent Steve Kenis said in a brief statement.
The family was overwhelmed “by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. … In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished,” O’Toole’s daughter Kate said in the statement.
O’Toole got his first Oscar nomination for 1962’s “Lawrence of Arabia,” his last for “Venus” in 2006. With that he set the record for most nominations without ever winning, though he had accepted an honorary Oscar in 2003.