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John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter actor dies aged 77 after brave cancer battle
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prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?
Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

What on earth is wrong with you?


Edited By: dtovey89 on Jan 28, 2017 09:07
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How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?

Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.
I know this is a discussion forum and everyone is entitled to their opinion but please just go away.
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Moonwolf1976
John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter actor dies aged 77 after brave cancer battle

...and The War Doctor.

Sadly departed, but never forgotten.
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A fabulous actor . Will be missed . He terrified me as Caligula on I Claudius when I was a kid

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Moonwolf1976
John Hurt dead: Elephant Man, Alien and Harry Potter actor dies aged 77 after brave cancer battle

...and The War Doctor.

Sadly departed, but never forgotten.
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Sad news indeed :(
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A fabulous actor . Will be missed . He terrified me as Caligula on I Claudius when I was a kid
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In 1984 he was rewriting history. His filmography is epic http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000457/ True tragedy.
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Very sad to hear :( didn't know he had cancer, but apparently it was announced back in June 2015 he had it , so he must of continued working through it

Edited By: wiggywig on Jan 28, 2017 04:27
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Amazing actor! Starred in George Orwell's 1984 if I'm not mistaken
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psychobitchfromhell
A fabulous actor . Will be missed . He terrified me as Caligula on I Claudius when I was a kid


Caligula would have terrified most...
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Sad news
He was excellent as Ollivander and would have been perfect as Thomas Covenant.
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How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?

Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.
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prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?
Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

What on earth is wrong with you?


Edited By: dtovey89 on Jan 28, 2017 09:07
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prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?

Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.


Although I understand your first point....I dont really understand how whether a person has publically did charity work for a cancer charity should be mentioned in their being 'brave' or not? Most 'celebrities' do it quietly.....look what recently has been revealed about George Michael.....Most people were unaware of his cancer battles (which he bravely fought and won a few years back may I add), which wasnt highly publicised. ....

All battlers of any illness are brave...its their personal battle...Your own battles with illness will be your brave fight....Luxury housing or council house...I for one take my hat off to the brave and hope any personal battles I endure will be as brave...

*jumps off soap box *
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sad news... irrespective of the pedants on here who only want to criticise at the edges.
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Rest In Peace John :(

Remembered fondly as the voice of the dragon in Merlin the tv series.
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Superb actor. Rest in peace.
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prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?

Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.
I know this is a discussion forum and everyone is entitled to their opinion but please just go away.
#16
"others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones" ....Not only lacking the many qualities to which the term human bestows itself but also lacking in human intellect too, bravo, a double accomplishment.
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Sad news, may he RIP :(
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10 Rillington place, brilliant film. Great actor.
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Im in tears,im gutted one probably the best actor of our time, rest in peace our loyal knight sweet dreams.
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prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?

Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.


You have a point there mate. Is it £££ and fame that makes him different from other cancer sufferers and worse off people? Why don't you cry for them?

People need to wake up. You wouldn't even care if this was undocumented.
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prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?
Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.
Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.
I've never heard of anybody having a cowardly battle with cancer. People discover they have cancer and pretty much give up on everything straight away. Thats it. They're going to die. Its not good on anyone but it happens and is understandable. Some people "bravely" fight cancer by carrying on and making the most of the time they have left.

Getting cancer is not a choice.
Slating someone that has just died for "bravely" fighting cancer because they may be rich and hadn't done anything for charity (which I'm sure you know exactly how much Mr Hurt did/gave to charity in his lifetime) is disgusting.

RIP John Hurt xx
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73greystoke
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Midnight Express is one of my favourite films - he was brilliant as Max. Elephant Man was another film I watched over and over back in the day! Saw him on a train once but didn't dare speak to him, was slightly in awe of the man (John Hurt not the Elephant Man).
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prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?

Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.


Although I understand your first point....I dont really understand how whether a person has publically did charity work for a cancer charity should be mentioned in their being 'brave' or not? Most 'celebrities' do it quietly.....look what recently has been revealed about George Michael.....Most people were unaware of his cancer battles (which he bravely fought and won a few years back may I add), which wasnt highly publicised. ....

All battlers of any illness are brave...its their personal battle...Your own battles with illness will be your brave fight....Luxury housing or council house...I for one take my hat off to the brave and hope any personal battles I endure will be as brave...

*jumps off soap box *


I agree.
The question that I am asking is... what made him so brave? Considering the amount of fame, money and influence this person has. I don't know if him doing anything special.

My belief is that if are put on a pedestal as a celebrity you can & should use your influence for Good. To bring awareness. Raise money etc.
He didn't.

Kids with cancer have created more awareness at bake sales. They deserve the title brave.

George Michael is a completely different example. Poor guy was battling his own daemons with drugs and growing up in a world that hated gay people. And he did everything he could to help.

In a world with Kim K is called brave for showing off her ass-ets.
It seems these celebrities get days of publicity while the real brace heroes go unnoticed.

John Hurt:
Great actor he played some great roles.
Did he bravely fight cancer, create awareness or use his influence to help beat cancer...?
Surely bravely fighting anything is being brave enough to speak up and set an example for others to follow.
#26
Is it £££ and fame that makes him different from other cancer sufferers and worse off people in the world? Why not cry for them? When it's shown to us we care but the truth is we'd rather not know.
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ceres
peteivy
People discover they have cancer and pretty much give up on everything straight away. Thats it. They're going to die.
****. Two years post diagnosis (a bad one), chemo, multiple surgeries and complications and I ain't going anywhere.
ETA: The started out word begins with b and ends with ollocks.
*starred* - damn phone
I wasn't saying everyone gives up. I was talking about both ends of the spectrum. Some give up and some do their best to live life to the full. (you edited out most of my post making it look like i was saying that)
Really glad it all worked out for you :)

Edited By: peteivy on Jan 28, 2017 11:41
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prash_2k
hiswife
prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?

Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.

Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.


Although I understand your first point....I dont really understand how whether a person has publically did charity work for a cancer charity should be mentioned in their being 'brave' or not? Most 'celebrities' do it quietly.....look what recently has been revealed about George Michael.....Most people were unaware of his cancer battles (which he bravely fought and won a few years back may I add), which wasnt highly publicised. ....

All battlers of any illness are brave...its their personal battle...Your own battles with illness will be your brave fight....Luxury housing or council house...I for one take my hat off to the brave and hope any personal battles I endure will be as brave...

*jumps off soap box *


I agree.
The question that I am asking is... what made him so brave? Considering the amount of fame, money and influence this person has. I don't know if him doing anything special.

My belief is that if are put on a pedestal as a celebrity you can & should use your influence for Good. To bring awareness. Raise money etc.
He didn't.

Kids with cancer have created more awareness at bake sales. They deserve the title brave.

George Michael is a completely different example. Poor guy was battling his own daemons with drugs and growing up in a world that hated gay people. And he did everything he could to help.

In a world with Kim K is called brave for showing off her ass-ets.
It seems these celebrities get days of publicity while the real brace heroes go unnoticed.

John Hurt:
Great actor he played some great roles.
Did he bravely fight cancer, create awareness or use his influence to help beat cancer...?
Surely bravely fighting anything is being brave enough to speak up and set an example for others to follow.


one word that comes to mind is trolling...please don't feed the troll guys.
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ceres
peteivy
ceres
peteivy
***** People discover they have cancer and pretty much give up on everything straight away. Thats it. They're going to die. Its not good on anyone but it happens and is understandable. Some people "bravely" fight cancer by carrying on and making the most of the time they have left.******
****. Two years post diagnosis (a bad one), chemo, multiple surgeries and complications and I ain't going anywhere.
ETA: The started out word begins with b and ends with ollocks.
*starred* - damn phone
I wasn't saying everyone gives up. I was talking about both ends of the spectrum. Some give up and some do their best to live life to the full. (you edited out most of my post making it look like i was saying that)
Really glad it all worked out for you :)
I quoted the exact words from your post that are b ollocks. You were categoric in your statement. You didn't say some people, or some give up. People who have cancer aren't one big amorphous mass any more than the non-cancer population. We're individuals and we deal with things differently.
As for prash_2k's posts, John Hurt did raise awareness. Go look at the Pancreatic Cancer website. He announced to the world that he had cancer. That's a tough thing for someone in the public eye to do. Can you imagine having cancer and bring pursued by paps? He announced he was keeping on working and that he was in remission. He didn't have to do any of that - like Terry Wogan or George Michael or David Bowie. Unless you have to deal with cancer yourself, quit judging how others get through it.

Now read my comment in this post and stop being a tit!!



Edited By: peteivy on Jan 28, 2017 12:05
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prash_2k
I agree.
The question that I am asking is... what made him so brave? Considering the amount of fame, money and influence this person has. I don't know if him doing anything special...

Please try doing some research on Hurt's charitable work before committing to posting a comment.

Thanks.
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I will always remember him for his silky toned voice and that legendary cinematic scene in Alien, that I watched when far too young on my own, in the dark and then that blooming Alien bursts from his chest splattering blood everywhere and baring its teeth! Awesome!, I was terrified never saw anything like it before, serves me right for sneaking to the living room to load up that vhs tape rental,when mum told me no! :p
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ElckczyovSc/T61KlPjk7TI/AAAAAAAAHPI/muvH0ftmo0s/s1600/Fullscreen+capture+11052012+175259.jpg
RiP John Hurt movie legend.

Edited By: Moonwolf1976 on Jan 28, 2017 13:11
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smiler594
Amazing actor! Starred in George Orwell's 1984 if I'm not mistaken
You are mistaken. There is no mention of any such role in the M̶i̶n̶i̶s̶t̶r̶y̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶T̶r̶u̶t̶h̶ BBC article.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38778145

It is not one of his most iconic roles, and never was. He was known for his roles in Alien, The Elephant Man, Spaceballs, as the War Doctor in Doctor Who, as Caligula in I, Claudius, as "the gay" Quentin Crisp in The Naked Civil Servant, as wand-maker Mr Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, and as Father Richard McSorley in Jackie, the biopic of President John F Kennedy's wife.
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Rip
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Legend

RIP
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prash_2k
How does one define a 'brave' cancer battle compared to a 'cowardly' cancer battle?
Or is he brave because he battled cancer from his luxury house in a luxury bed, surrounded by £££ and all the love £££ can buy.
Nothing against the guy. Just don't know why he gets to be called 'brave' other than the fact he's a wizard of sorts, when he hasn't done any charity work for cancer and others suffer far more in worse conditions in silence. Surly they are the brave ones.

Bit of an odd rant that just looks like showing off tbh.

John Hurt's battle with cancer isn't the only one to be called 'brave'. It's the normal way to describe someone who dies of cancer, or any other condition for that matter, where the victim refuses to just succumb to the illness, but looks for treatment, and tries their best to carry on regardless of the fact that they might be dying.
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Such sad news. May he rest in peace.
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Quality actor
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A bit of a thespian but highly regarded nonetheless.
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CookinBat
A bit of a thespian but highly regarded nonetheless.

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I thought he had a great voice also

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