Peter O’Toole was laid to rest at a funeral in London on Saturday.
Peter O’Toole’s funeral service, attended by his ex-wife, actress Sian Phillips, took place at Golders Green Crematorium in north London, and was followed by a wake at the actor’s home. Attendees included pop star Sting and Alabama 3.
Peter O’Toole was laid to rest at a funeral in London
During the funeral, Peter O’Toole’s daughter, Kate, addressed the congregation and said of her father: “The world has lost a great actor, but I’m not concerned with that. I simply have lost a great dad and the best friend I ever had. Daddy made me laugh more than anyone else I have ever met in my life.”
Peter O’Toole passed away on December 14 aged 81.
Peter O’Toole died on Saturday at the age of 81, his agent has said.
The actor was being treated at London’s Wellington hospital after a long illness, his agent added.
Peter O’Toole’s daughter Kate said the family was overwhelmed “by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us”.
Peter O’Toole was being treated at London’s Wellington hospital after a long illness
He received an honorary Oscar in 2003, having initially turned it down.
In a letter Peter O’Toole asked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to delay it until he was 80, saying he was “still in the game and might win the bugger outright”.
When he finally clasped his statuette, Peter O’Toole said: “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot.”
Peter O’Toole’s agent said he was “one of a kind in the very best sense and a giant in his field”.
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