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    British Actor Alec Guinness Dies at 86
    August 6, 2000 8:53 pm EST


    LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Sir Alec Guinness, has died at the age of 86, a hospital spokesman said on Monday.

    "Sir Alec Guinness passed away at the hospital on Saturday night," a spokesman for the King Edward VII Hospital in West Sussex, southern England, told Reuters. He gave no further details.

    Guinness won an Oscar for his role in the movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai" and international fame in such blockbusters as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Star Wars."




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    That's a shame, he was a very talented actor. He'll always be Obi Wan to me.

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    I just saw that on the news , bummer

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    Damn that is a loss. Major bummer. Out

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    Alec Guinness was a tough cookie.

    I heard that he had been sick for a while. I'm happy that he's now at peace, rather than lingering in sickness.

    He was a great actor and a classy guy.

    Even though he wasn't a fan of George Lucas. LOL.

    Did anyone else know that Guinness hated the role of Obi Wan?

    He said the whole story of Star Wars was silly and he was embarrassed to have taken the role.

    Anyone that hasn't seen "Bridge Over The River Kwai" and "Lawrence Of Arabia" - do yourself a favor, and rent them sometime soon.

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    Great, great actor. He'll be missed

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Down In Flames:

    Did anyone else know that Guinness hated the role of Obi Wan?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    To me that's sad. Even in death, most of us remember him as Obi Wan!

    As someone who remembered him in that role. It was greatness for me. And i'll miss him for that! A great actor, in a great piece of movie history!...


    [This message has been edited by @gent (edited August 06, 2000 at 10:25 PM).]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Down In Flames:


    Did anyone else know that Guinness hated the role of Obi Wan?

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    I did not know that!

    Yep that is kind of sad just b/c he seemed so great as that character and he was part of what made Star Wars so great. No matter what he may have thought about the role he still had tons of fans that appreciate his work and he will certainly be missed!

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    I saw the news today and I noticed that Obi Wan Kenobi is dead ! I'm a big fan of the actor ! why ! ... Why ... He's a legend !

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    That sucks! May the force be with you Obi-Wan.

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    Bummers man, Obi Wan rules! Like you guys said, he will be missed.

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    Like he said as Obi-Wan in Star Wars " If you strike me down Darth I shall become more powerful than you could ever imagine.". I'm sure this is true in real life as well. The force will be with you, Alec, Always.

 

 

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