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June 19, 2012 at 01:51 PM EDT

Comic actor Victor Spinetti has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 82, according to The Independent.

Spinetti was a well-known British stage actor who won a Tony award in 1965 for his role in the Broadway show Oh! What a Lovely War. He is best remembered as a supporting character in the Beatles’ movies A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, and Magical Mystery Tour. Spinetti also worked with John Lennon to turn Lennon’s book In His Own Write into a play. He appeared in more than 30 films, including Under Milk Wood and The Taming of the Shrew, both of which starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. In his later years, he performed on the British stage.

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