Albert Finney has died at age 82. He was best known for his roles in Annie, Erin Brokovich and Tom Jones.
“Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side. The family request privacy at this sad time,” reads a family statement.
According to multiple reports, Finney died from a chest infection at the Royal Marsden Hospital Thursday afternoon. His wife Pene Delmage and his son Simon were reportedly by his side when he died.
Hollywood memorialized him on Twitter when news of his death broke. Rufus Sewell tweeted: “Very sad to hear about Albert Finney. I had the enormous privilege of working with him early on. Apart from being effortlessly great he was also a great all round example of how to behave.”