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The critically acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough died on Sunday. He was 90-years-old and had been in poor health for quite some time.
His son Michael Attenborough confirmed his father’s passing and Prime Minister David Cameron issued a statement in which he called the renowned actor and director “one of the greats of cinema.”
“His acting in `Brighton Rock’ was brilliant, his directing of `Gandhi’ was stunning,” Cameron stressed.
Sir Ben Kingsley, who achieved international stardom with his performance in the 1982 movie Gandhi, recalled Attenborough’s determination to depict the story of Mahatma Gandhi on the silver screen.
“He placed in me an absolute trust and in turn I placed an absolute trust in him and grew to love him,” “I along with millions of others whom he touched through his life and work will miss him dearly.”
The movie won eight Oscars, including best picture, best director for Attenborough and best actor for Kingsley.