Legendary Actor, Director Richard Attenborough Dead At 90

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Revered English actor and director Sir Richard Attenborough, best known for his iconic role as Kris Kringle in the 1994 re-make of Miracle On 34th Street and the billionaire CEO John Hammond in Jurassic Park, died Sunday at the age of 90.

Attenborough, who was a celebrated actor in nearly 70 films including The Flight Of The Phoenix and The Great Escape, was also an acclaimed filmmaker, winning an Oscar for Best Director in 1983 for his film Gandhi, which also took home the gold for Best Picture.

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Attenborough also received acclaim for directing a number of other classics such as A Bridge Too Far, Chaplin, and Shadowlands.

Attenborough also was knighted by the English crown in 1976.

According to
the BBC, Attenborough's son, Michael, confirmed his father's passing, and revealed that his father had been in poor health for a number of years.

Attenborough is survived by his wife, Sheila Sim – who married Attenborough in 1945, their son, and a daughter.

Stars and celebrities who worked with Attenborough during his illustrious career have taken to twitter to post their condolences and memeories of the late Oscar winner:

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