Richard Attenborough dies at 90, son confirms

Published 24 August 2014  |  
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English actor Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, according to his son Michael, who confirmed the news to BBC.

Attenborough was widely known as a film director, producer, and actor. He has won numerous awards for his works, including two Academy Awards for Ghandi, four BAFTA Awards and four Golden Globe Awards.

Attenborough was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1967 for his works. He was also made a Knight Bachelor and made a life peer as Baron Attenborough.

Attenborough is most recognized for his roles in Jurassic Park and Miracle on 34th Street.

In 2008, Attenborough suffered a stroke and had since been confined to a wheelchair. He was later moved to a nursing home in London in 2013.

Attenborough was the older brother of David Attenborough, who was a naturalist and broadcaster.

The actor was married to English actress Sheila Sim since 1945.

In 2004, the tsunami in the Indian Ocean killed his mother-in-law, eldest daughter and grand-daughter.

A full statement is expected from his family tomorrow.


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