Peter O'Toole's Death: Hollywood Pays Tribute to the Late Actor
Hollywood is mourning the death of Peter O'Toole, the eight-time Oscar nominee who died Saturday at age 81.
His agent told BBC News that O'Toole died at London's Wellington Hospital following a long illness.
Over the course of his career, O'Toole earned Oscar noms for such films as Lawrence of Arabia and Goodbye, Mr. Chips and went on to receive an honorary statuette in 2003.
After news of his death broke Sunday morning, many in Hollywood hit Twitter to pay their respects to the actor.
Thoughts and prayers going out to the family of Peter O'Toole— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 15, 2013
RIP Peter O'Toole— Colin o'donoghue (@colinodonoghue1) December 15, 2013
Farewell Peter O'Toole. Your work will be remembered - BBC News: Peter O'Toole, Lawrence of Arabia star dies aged 81 http://t.co/b9Rnh08u1Q— Eddie Izzard (@eddieizzard) December 15, 2013
It was the thrill of a lifetime and a singular honor to have met Peter O'Toole so very briefly, so long ago. http://t.co/dhwrLdoRdB— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) December 15, 2013
"I can't stand light. I hate weather. My idea of heaven is moving from one smoke-filled room to another." Safe travels, Peter O'Toole.— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) December 15, 2013
One of my favs - RIP Peter O' Toole - "Lawrence of Arabia" "My Favorite Year" brilliant.— Ralph Macchio (@ralphmacchio) December 15, 2013
Sad to read about passing of acting great Peter O'Toole. Eight Oscar nominations highlight what a talent he was. RIP.— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) December 15, 2013
Raise a glass for the legendary Peter O'Toole. What a star.— edgarwright (@edgarwright) December 15, 2013
Farewell, Lawrence. R.I.P. Peter O’Toole. One of my favorites.— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) December 15, 2013
Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O’Toole. I had the honour of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 15, 2013
"I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony" RIP Peter O'Toole— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) December 15, 2013
Just heard that Peter O'Toole has died. RIP, sir. You were a hilarious, talented, wild and exciting class act. We need more like him.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) December 15, 2013
Farewell to the magnificent Peter O'Toole. http://t.co/pYdvqANG9U— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) December 15, 2013
RIP Peter O'Toole. Spent one of the funniest days of my life with him at Lord's a few years ago. A brilliant actor & crazy, hilarious man.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) December 15, 2013
Peter O'Toole, actor in the Oscar-winning epic Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81. One of the greatest actors ever pic.twitter.com/ZPujPeGpES— Al Roker (@alroker) December 15, 2013
My childhood crush has died. Rest in Peace, Peter O'Toole.— Mackenzie Phillips (@MackPhillips) December 15, 2013
Sad to hear about the passing of Peter O'Toole. A fine, true actor. Also extremely funny. Rent "My Favorite Year" - he was fantastic in it.— Dan Schneider (@DanWarp) December 15, 2013
So sad to hear about Peter O’Toole passing away. Lucky to have worked with him for a month in Prague. Wonderful man, remarkable talent.— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 15, 2013