Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite has reportedly died at the age of 64. His spokesman told Reuters that Postlethwaite had been unwell off and on for the past two years due to cancer and its side effects. Steven Spielberg, who directed Postlethwaite in Jurassic Park: The Lost World and Amistad, said “he probably the best actor in the world today.” Postlethwaite was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for his performance in In the Name of the Father. Some of his other memorable performances include the committed band conductor Danny in Brassed Off, the mysterious Kobayashi in The Usual Suspects, and sinister mobster/florist Fergie last year in The Town (pictured above).
He was a welcome presence in movies and he will be missed. Our condolences go out to his friends and family.