Cancer Type – Pancreatic

Bio – Sir John Hurt the legendary late actor known for Elephant Man and Harry Potter who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015. Read his story here…

Story – Known for his roles in films such as Alien, Harry Potter, and Midnight Express, the late, legendary actor passed at the age of 77. He remained steadfast since his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in June 2015, reporting in October 2015 his cancer was in remission. He most recently starred in Oscar-nominated film, ‘Jackie’.

In an interview with The Telegraph out of the United Kingdom, he stated, “I have always been open about the way in which I conduct my life and in that spirit I would like to make a statement. “I have recently been diagnosed with early stage pancreatic cancer. I am undergoing treatment and am more than optimistic about a satisfactory outcome, as indeed is the medical team. “I am continuing to focus on my professional commitments and will shortly be recording Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (one of life’s small ironies!) for BBC Radio 4.”

He was diagnosed at the age of 75, and passed at the age of 77.

Your time came to soon, but your legend will continue on Sir John Hurt.

Image Credits – By Walterlan Papetti (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

BornJohn Vincent Hurt, 22 January 1940, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Died25 January 2017 (aged 77) Cromer, Norfolk, England
Cause of deathPancreatic cancer
EducationLincoln School
Alma materRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Years active1961–2017
Spouse(s)Annette Robertson (m. 1962; div. 1964), Donna Peacock (m. 1984; div. 1990), Joan Dalton (m. 1990; div. 1996), Anwen Rees-Myers (m. 2005; his death 2017)
Parent(s)Arnould Herbert Hurt, Phyllis Hurt