Screen Legend John Hurt Has Died

After a prolonged battle with cancer, screen legend John Hurt has sadly passed away. The actor was 77 years old.

While many will mention his acclaimed role as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, our readers will likely remember him for his performances in movies like Alien, Snowpiercer, and the Harry Potter films. Hurt also appeared in a number of television projects as well, including playing the dragon in Merlin and, of course, the War Doctor regeneration on Doctor Who. Frankly, the man has far too many credits to his name to list them all here.

With Hurt’s passing the world has lost a legend. Very few actors could bring the gravitas and power to a part like he could, and the man will definitely be missed.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”