John Hurt's widow in emotional tribute to 'sublime' actor
The widow of Sir John Hurt has said it will be a "strange world" without the veteran actor following his death at the age of 77.
Anwen Hurt said that the Oscar-nominated star died at his home in Norfolk on Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
She called the award-winning actor the "most gentlemanly of gentlemen". Mrs Hurt said: "John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit. He touched all our lives with joy and magic and it will be a strange world without him."
Hurt was nominated for two Oscars, for The Elephant Man and Midnight Express, and won four Baftas.