Another sad passing in a long line of them lately as word has arrived Richard Attenborough, Oscar-winning director of Ghandi and probably best known to the current generation as John Hammond, founder of Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park, has died at the age of 90, five days shy of his 91st birthday.
Attenborough hadn’t been in a film or television series since 2004. As of right now there is no official word on his death, but he’d been in a nursing home with his wife for a number of years according to the BBC as well as having been confined to a wheelchair since falling down stairs six years ago.
As an actor, Attenborough starred in films such as The Great Escape, The Flight of the Phoenix, Doctor Dolittle, The Sand Pepples, 1994’s Miracle on 34th Street, Hamlet (1996) and 1998’s Elizabeth.
As a director, Ghandi is obviously his most well known work, but 1992’s Chaplin starring Robert Downey Jr., A Bridge too Far and Shadowlands are probably his most well known features.