Pete Postlethwaite Dead At 64

January 3rd, 2011 8:20am EST

The Town British actor Pete Postlethwaite has died at the age of 64.

The Oscar-nominated actor passed away peacefully in his sleep at a hospital in Shropshire, England on Sunday following a lengthy illness, a friend tells Sky News.

He had previously battled testicular cancer in the 1990s.

He is survived by his wife Jackie and two children; William and Lily.

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