Iconic actor, film director, and producer Richard Attenborough has passed away, the BBC announced on Sunday evening via a confirmation from the actor’s son. The multi-Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA winner was 90-years-old.
Perhaps best known to the Millennial set as John Hammond from Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park,” the multi-hyphenate also played Kris Kringle in the 1994 remake of “Miracle on 34th Street.” Additionally, after his start as a stage actor, Attenborough was seen on-screen in a wide variety of films, including “Doctor Dolittle,” “The Great Escape,” “10 Rillington Place,” and “Elizabeth.”
As a director, Attenborough won two Academy Awards and two BAFTAs for his 1983 film “Gandhi.” His was a career so prolific and revered he was given the honorable and distinguished title of The Rt Hon. The Lord Attenborough, CBE since 1993.
The actor’s son confirmed that his father died around lunchtime on Sunday. The family is expected to make a full statement on the matter of his passing on Monday.