RIP actor/ director Lord Richard Attenborough

"Welcome to Jurassic Park!" RIP actor/ director Lord Richard Attenborough.

| Aug 24, 2014 at 11:20 pm CDT

90 years is not a bad innings, but it's sad to say goodbye to film royalty at any age. Lord Richard Attenborough, director of 'Chaplin', 'Cry Freedom' and 'Gandhi' (the latter of which won the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Director at the 1983 Academy Awards) and star of dozens of classics such as 'The Great Escape', 'Miracle on 34th Street' and 'Elizabeth' has passed away.

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His death comes just weeks after the passing of fellow Hollywood greats such as Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. Twitter has been alight with tributes from UK royalty and film society alike.

Of all his roles, Attenborough is undoubtedly best known to younger audiences as John Hammond, the eccentric creator of Steven Spielberg's 1993 'Jurassic Park', with the indelible line "Welcome... to Jurassic Park!"

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Attenborough is survived by his wife of seventy years, Sheila Sim, son Michael and two daughters, Jane and Charlotte. Naturalist and Documentarian Sir David Attenborough is the younger brother of Richard.

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