Peter O'Toole Passes Away at Age 81

Peter O'Toole Passes Away at Age 81

Actor Peter O'Toole, best known for his work in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, passed away today at the age of 81. No cause of death was given at this time. Here's what his daughter, Kate O'Toole, had to say in a statement.

"His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts. In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished. We will be happy to speak to you all then but in the meantime if you could give Peter O'Toole the respect he deserves and allow us to grieve privately we'd appreciate it. Thank you all again for your beautiful tributes - keep them coming."

Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland and friend to the late actor,

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