Peter O'Toole, Star of Lawrence of Arabia, Dead at 81

Peter O'Toole, an eight-time Academy Award nominee and star of Lawrence of Arabia, has died at the age of 81. He passed away after a long illness.

Retiring from acting last year, O'Toole said "I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell."

His family released the following statement:

Peter O'Toole, Star of Lawrence of Arabia, Dead at 81