Updated: 16 December 2013 10:30
Lawrence of Arabia star Peter O'Toole dies: his life in pictures

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Legendary Lawrence of Arabia star Peter O'Toole has died aged 81.

According to reports, his agent Steve Kenis confirmed the news. He passed away at the Wellington hospital in London, following a long illness.

He battled stomach cancer in the 1970s and overcame it. He announced his retirement from acting last year, saying: "I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell."

The Press Association quotes his daughter, and actress Kate O'Toole as saying: "His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts."

"In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished. We will be happy to speak to you all then but in the meantime if you could give Peter O'Toole the respect he deserves and allow us to grieve privately we'd appreciate it."

"Thank you all again for your beautiful tributes - keep them coming."

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