John Hurt dies: Legendary ‘Harry Potter’ actor was 77

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John Hurt attends the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition on June 3, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

John Hurt attends the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition on June 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

LONDON — Actor John Hurt, known for his roles in “Alien” and “The Elephant Man” has died, according to British publication The Daily Mirror. He was 77.

The British actor battled cancer and intestinal issues in recent years, according to Mirror.

Hurt, whose career spanned more than six decades, most recently started in the Oscar-nominated “Jackie.” He also appeared in the film version of George Orwell’s “1984,” the “Harry Potter” series and “Hellboy.”

He is survived by his wife Anwen Rees-Myers.