English actor Albert Finney has died, family members told several news outlets Friday. He was 82.
BREAKING Albert Finney, cinema's original 'angry young man', dies aged 82 https://t.co/mPDRMjtb25— The Guardian (@guardian) February 8, 2019
"Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side,” a family spokesman said in a statement to The Telegraph. “The family requests privacy at this sad time."
In 2011, Finney’s agent confirmed the actor had been treated for kidney cancer, according to The Guardian.
Finney shot to international fame in 1963 with his starring role in “Tom Jones.” The film gained him the first of five Oscar nominations. Others followed for "Murder on the Orient Express," ''The Dresser," ''Under the Volcano" and "Erin Brockovich."
Although he never won an Oscar -- and declined a knighthood in 2000, according to The Guardian -- Finney earned several other awards over the course of his career, including a Golden Globe for his performance in “Tom Jones” and a BAFTA and an Emmy award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in 2002's television film "The Gathering Storm."
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Albert Finney. The recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship in 2001, Finney will be warmly remembered for his powerful performances in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Tom Jones, Big Fish and many more. pic.twitter.com/SwuaV84cGE— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 8, 2019
Finney appeared in dozens of films over the course of his career, most recently lending his authority to action movies, including the James Bond thriller "Skyfall" and two of the Bourne films.
He is survived by his wife, Pene Delmage, and his son, Simon, The Guardian reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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