It is sad news indeed that my first article in Posts out of Time and Space is on such tragic subject matter.
The legendary actor John Hurt has passed away after a struggle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 77.
The Bafta-winning actor of course played the War Doctor in Doctor Who in 2013, but is famous for a long list of roles besides.
Back when Hurt was diagnosed in 2015 he said ‘I can’t say I worry about mortality, but it’s impossible to get to my age and not have a little contemplation of it. We’re all just passing time, and occupy our chair very briefly.’
Tributes have been flying in from people such as J.K. Rowling, Elijah Wood and Stephen Fry.