Legendary actor Albert Finney, a five-time Academy Award nominee who rose to fame in Britain in the 60s, was known for being the “king” of the “kitchen sink” age.
He was a chameleon in film, taking on a variety of vastly different roles — from “Tom Jones” to “Skyfall” to “Annie.” The star’s death at age 82 shocked and saddened fans Friday who praised Finney for always trying to stay out of the limelight.
Finney “passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side,” his family to The Associated Press.
The actor’s death drew a handful of heartwarming tributes, from those who knew him personally to others who simply appreciated his life and work.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.