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Michael Gough — most famous for playing Batman‘s butler, Alfred Pennyworth — has died. He was 94.
Gough, who has appeared in more than 150 films over his 65-year career, had been sick for the past year, his agent told the BBC. He was surrounded by family at his home when he died. No cause was released.
“We’ve lost a very treasured and beloved friend and somebody who made a magnificent contribution to the world of theater and films,” the agent told BBC.
Gough was one of only two actors to star in Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, and Batman & Robin with Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer and George Clooney. (ScreenRant.com points out Pat Hingle is the other.)
In the 1960s, he appeared in TV series The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Saint. Over the next two decades, he was also starred in The Avengers, The Champions and Colditz.
He also starred in Tim Burton‘s Sleepy Hollow and voiced characters in Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland.
“Tim Burton was a huge fan of Mick from the Hammer Horror films of the 60s, so he tried very hard to include him in everything he did,” his agent told the BBC.
He is survived by his fourth wife, Henrietta, and children Emma, Simon and Jasper.
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