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#897029 - 25th Aug 2014 12:03am Richard Attenborough dies aged 90
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Oscar-winning British film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90, his son has said.

Lord Attenborough was one of Britain's leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director.

In a career that spanned six decades, he appeared in films including Brighton Rock, World War Two prisoner of war thriller The Great Escape and later in dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park.

As a director he was perhaps best known for Gandhi, which won him two Oscars.

Lord Attenborough had been in a nursing home with his wife for a number of years, BBC arts editor Will Gompertz said.

He had also been in a wheelchair since falling down stairs six years ago, our correspondent added.

His son told the BBC that Lord Attenborough died at lunchtime on Sunday.

His family is expected to make a full statement on Monday.




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#897512 - 28th Aug 2014 12:08am Re: Richard Attenborough dies aged 90 [Re: Mark]
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A few days late maybe, but from all accounts,what a wonderful man he was.
He contributed so much to the film industry throughout his whole life. It was his life.
Thank you, Richard Attenborough.
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