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British actor Pete Postlethwaite dies of cancer

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London (ANI): Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite has died at the age of 64 - after a lengthy battle with cancer. Andrew Richardson, a friend of Postlethwaite, announced that he passed away peacefully in hospital in Shropshire on Sunday, reports the Telegraph.

The Warrington-born actor was once described by Steven Spielberg as 'the best actor in the world.' He was nominated for the best supporting actor Academy Award in 1993 for his performance in 'In the Name of the Father.'

Postlethwaite also worked in popular films like 'The Usual Suspects', 'Brassed Off' and 'Romeo Juliet'. His most recent appearance was in 'Inception' last year. Postlethwaite is survived by his wife and two children.

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