So sad. Richard Attenborough, the Oscar-winning director of ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ actor, passed away on Aug. 24. He was 90 years old.
Hollywood has lost yet another legendary figure. Richard Attenborough, esteemed director and actor, died on Aug. 24 at the age of 90. Richard was best known for directing the 1982 film Gandhi and for his role in Jurassic Park. He will be missed.
Richard Attenborough Dead: Actor & Director Dies At 90
Richard’s son confirmed the actor and director’s death to BBC News. He died around lunchtime, the outlet reports. He had been living in a nursing home with his wife, BBC arts editor Will Gompertz said.
Richard was a prominent movie actor before delving in his talents behind the camera. He starred in the 1968 classic Doctor Dolittle, which earned him a Golden Globe. He won a Golden Globe the year before for his role in the The Sand Pebbles.
His illustrious film career spanned decades. He starred as the park creator in Jurassic Park and he played Queen’s Elizabeth’s chief advisor in Elizabeth.
However, his work as director earned him the most praise. His direction in the 1982 film Gandhi earned him an Oscar for Best Director and Best Picture.
Richard is survived by his wife Sheila Sim. They have been married since 1945. They have three children together: Michael, Charlotte and Jane.
Here’s a clip of Richard’s character from Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic Jurassic Park.
Richard was an incredible actor and contributed so much to film over the years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Richard’s family and friends at this time.
— Avery Thompson
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