John Hurt’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

January 27, 2017

Age of Death

77 years

Cause of Death

Pancreatic Cancer


Movie Actor

The movie actor John Hurt died at the age of 77 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Longtime British actor who became well known for his voiceover work in the animated version of The Lord of The Rings. He starred as Krapp in Krapp’s Last Tape, Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four, and John Merrick in The Elephant Man. He also appeared in the 2014 film Hercules and the 2016 film The Legend of Tarzan.

His older brother, Br. Anselm, became a monk and a writer at Glenstal Abbey. He was married four times. He had two sons named Nick and Sasha.



“Each day, as you get older, there is a new perspective on life. It’s a progression of some sort.” (John Hurt)


“If I’m in theatre, cinema doesn’t even cross my mind. Similarly when I’m making a film, theatre doesn’t cross my mind.” (John Hurt)


“The things that I’ve enjoyed most are not really science fiction. They are not much fun to make because there are so many toys involved. They are fun for directors who like toys, like Ridley Scott, but they are not a lot of fun to make. A lot of hanging around, changing this and that.” (John Hurt)


“Religious people know deep down that that is the most vulnerable area of their lives, and when others question it, they are liable to hit out and feel insulted. You know it is absolutely without proof, yet people still commit themselves totally to this belief. They cannot refute it because it is so central to their lives.” (John Hurt)


“I don’t care about the length of anything I play, as long as it’s a good character.” (John Hurt)