Actor and director Richard Attenborough dies aged 90

Actor and director Richard Attenborough has died just days before his 91st birthday.

Actor and director Richard Attenborough has died just days before his 91st birthday.

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Actor and director Lord Richard Attenborough has died just days before his 91st birthday.

The older brother to documentary presenter David Attenborough, 'Dickie' was a regular at Elstree Studios - having directed a number of films there and played a major role in a campaign to save the studios in 1988.

According to son Michael, the Oscar-winner died at lunchtime yesterday.

Many took to social media to pay their respects, including David Cameron who tweeted: "His acting in Brighton Rock was brilliant, his directing of Gandhi was stunning - Richard Attenborough was one of the greats of cinema."

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