Peter O’Toole, Star of Lawrence of Arabia, Dies at Age 81

peter otoole Peter OToole, Star of Lawrence of Arabia, Dies at Age 81

Peter O’Toole, Star of Lawrence of Arabia, Dies at Age 81 (Photo credit: Ana Kelston)

Peter O’Toole, star of Lawrence of Arabia, died at a hospital in London. He was 81. O’Toole shot to fame in David Lean’s 1962 masterpiece. He received eight Oscar nominations for the role.

Peter O’Toole, who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s, died Saturday at the Wellington Hospital in London after a long illness, his agent Steve Kenis said.

O’Toole is believed to have been born in Connemara in County Galway in Ireland. After starring in Lawrence of Arabia, O’Toole went on to star in Goodbye Mr. Chips, The Ruling Class, The Stunt Man and My Favorite Year. He received an honorary Oscar in 2003 after receiving eight nominations and no wins.

Peter O’Toole is survived by two daughters, Pat and Kate O’Toole, and a son, Lorcan O’Toole.

 Peter OToole, Star of Lawrence of Arabia, Dies at Age 81
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