Legendary Actor/Director Richard Attenborough Passes Away Aged 90

Legendary Actor/Director Richard Attenborough Passes Away Aged 90

Some very sad news to report as movie legend Lord Richard Attenborough, star of the likes of Jurassic Park, Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, A Bridge To Far and Miracle on 34th Street has died just days before his 91st birthday.


With heavy hearts we bring you the news that the great Richard Attenborough passed away earlier today in London just a few days before he was due to turn 91. The movie legend will probably be most recognizable to CBMers for his turn as John Hammond in the first two Jurassic Park movies, but the Academy Award winner has provided the world with many more pieces of cinematic brilliance both in front of and behind the camera. Attenborough suffered a stroke six years ago that confined him to a wheelchair, and apparently he never fully recovered. His family was by his side when he passed. Take a look at Lord Richard Attenborough's incredible filmography HERE.
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NovaCorpsFan - 8/24/2014, 3:48 PM
The theme song of 2014 should be Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust". Freakin' loved this guy in Miracle on 34th Street & Jurrassic Park, they were two of my favourite films as a kid. R.I.P. Richard Attenborough. Yet another acting legend gone.
wallhead - 8/24/2014, 3:50 PM
still have miracle on vhs....sigh
DrDoom - 8/24/2014, 3:53 PM
TheManFromMars - 8/24/2014, 3:54 PM
"Welcome... to the Jurassic Park"

R.I.P. I loved Gandhi and Chaplin as well.
Indy - 8/24/2014, 3:55 PM
RIP Richard Attenborough I'll Miss you.

BlackIceJoe - 8/24/2014, 3:56 PM
This is really sad, he was great in Jurassic Park. He will be missed.
Spidey91 - 8/24/2014, 3:56 PM
well...that sucks.

I've never seen Gandhi now that I think about it...well, I guess there's no better time to get on it.
NovaCorpsFan - 8/24/2014, 4:00 PM
I've always considered his "flea circus" monologue in Jurrassic Park as one of the greatest monologues in film history. So simple, yet so effective andhe just delivered it so brilliantly.
Reasonnnn - 8/24/2014, 4:02 PM
damn it this has been a terrible year for legends. :(
comiccow6 - 8/24/2014, 4:04 PM
I was actually hoping for him as Alfred in Batman v Superman. Sad to see him go, especially so soon after Robin Williams.
BlackBolt72 - 8/24/2014, 4:06 PM
Great actor. The Great escape was my favorite. McQueen's motorcycle chaseq scene was state of the art in those days.
dancingmonkey08 - 8/24/2014, 4:11 PM
ah damn, well he might not have had the same impact on me like Robin Williams did, but RIP Richard

Miracle on 34th Street was all the better for having him in it, Chaplin was brilliantly directed by him and his portrayal of John Hammond was one of the most memorable things about the iconic Jurassic Park

"Dr. Grant, My Dear Dr. Sadler, Welcome to Jurassic Park"

I hope they dedicate Jurassic World to him next year

All I can hope that is relatives will "spare no expense" when it comes to the funeral....sorry not trying to make fun of his death, I just couldnt resist making that reference
spidey1994 - 8/24/2014, 4:11 PM
What is happening this year?! :( R.I.P. Richard
ManofSteel23 - 8/24/2014, 4:12 PM
least he had a full happy life thats what counts, loved his films as a kid, RIP
dancingmonkey08 - 8/24/2014, 4:13 PM
but 90 years old is a great age to get to. I just hope he died happily and peacefully. I tell you, if we all got to that age, in relatively one piece, we would all be doing well
OnePunchBaldy - 8/24/2014, 4:15 PM
90 Years old is a good age to pass. You lived a good life, and Miracle is one of my favorite movies ever along with Jurassic Park. Thank You. RIP.
grif - 8/24/2014, 4:18 PM
wtf? i thought this guy died a long time ago.

RIP though

thats 2 great actors from the great escape in only a few months. him and garner. he was great i n a bridge to far also.
SimyJo - 8/24/2014, 4:19 PM
TheRationalNerd - 8/24/2014, 4:27 PM
Dagggg, I just googled him a few weeks ago. I was wondering if he had a cameo appearance in the upcoming film. :(
DefcoN - 8/24/2014, 4:41 PM
Another legend passes away. RIP.

I need to see The Great Escape once again.
Nomis - 8/24/2014, 4:42 PM
The man's body of work was ASTOUNDING to say the least!

RIP good sir, you will be missed.
CaptainPresley - 8/24/2014, 4:46 PM
Prayers for the family and friends of the great Lord Attenborough.
MrCBM56 - 8/24/2014, 4:47 PM
OH WOW. Damn... R.I.P
Phronesis - 8/24/2014, 4:53 PM
Can't say I'm sad, honestly. Guy lived a long, wonderful life. R.I.P
DefcoN - 8/24/2014, 4:56 PM
@dancingmonkey08 That scene always gives me the chills, no matter how many times I've watched that movie.
SpectacularJoSh - 8/24/2014, 4:58 PM
Sad news. R.I.P.
FearTheLiving - 8/24/2014, 5:10 PM
marvel72 - 8/24/2014, 5:11 PM
"welcome to jurassic park"

no one could of said it better,R.I.P mr.attenborough.
COREY6487 - 8/24/2014, 5:17 PM
i thought it was david for a sec
UltimateCookie - 8/24/2014, 5:19 PM
Sad year. I hate to say it but I can't imagine who's next.
CinemaHero - 8/24/2014, 5:29 PM
Aw man...Now this is sad news.

He was a brilliant actor, and seemed like a genuinely nice guy.

Rest in peace, Lord Richard Attenborough
DangerRoom - 8/24/2014, 5:34 PM
Sad to hear. RIP

ComicFan523 - 8/24/2014, 5:35 PM
Sad, he was a great actor. Rest in Peace Lord Attenborough.
Kyos - 8/24/2014, 5:39 PM
Close to 91 is a damn respectable age. He'll be missed, but he had the years for a fulfilled life and will be remembered for his amazing body work.

So thanks for the good times and R.I.P. Lord Attenborough!
Invictor - 8/24/2014, 5:44 PM
Tragic news.
TankD - 8/24/2014, 5:54 PM
RIP Mr Hammond You will be missed.

TheSoulEater - 8/24/2014, 6:08 PM
He gave me Dinosaurs and the Railway children, and Santa Clause...

RIP sir.

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TheAbomination - 8/24/2014, 6:17 PM
I can't take all these deaths, man. I just can't.
batmanvsuperman - 8/24/2014, 6:48 PM
OneBadDay - 8/24/2014, 7:08 PM
At least he died peacefully. He will be missed.
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