John Hurt has died, at age 77. He played many great SFF roles – Kane in Alien (and Spaceballs), Winston Smith in 1984 and the Big Brother-like Sutler in V for Vendetta, Hadden in Contact, Professor Broom in Hellboy, Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter movies, and many more.
“I hope I shall have the courage to say, 'Vroom! Here we go! Let's become different molecules!'”
Rest in peace, Sir John.