A great legend of the silver screen has passed. As cinema fans around the world remember Peter O’Toole I take comfort in knowing that he is probably sitting in a pub up there having a drink with his good friend Richard Harris. I’ll bet that the real T.E. Lawrence is probably buying.
His daughter, Kate O’Toole, had this to say about her father’s passing: "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."
O’Toole, who had recently announced his retirement from acting, had this to say about his exit from his chosen profession: "I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell." Oddly enough the Irish born actor still has one film to be released, Katherine of Alexandria.
Best known for his role in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia, O’Toole did everything from television to stage. He even did cartoons and superhero movies. He had been nominated 7 seven times for an Academy Award, all for Best Leading Actor, before the Academy finally gave him an honorary award in 2003. He would then get nominated again in 2007.
Mania’s thoughts and prayers go out to the O’Toole family.