Sir Richard Attenborough has died. He is an English actor known for his roles The Great Escape and Jurassic Park passed away at the age of ninety on Sunday, August 24, 2014 and the sad news was given to the BBC by his son Michael. In 2008, he fell down the stairs while at his home and since then his health has been deteriorating.
Also revealed by his eighty eight year old brother David that in 2011 Richard had to be confined to a wheel chair, however he was still talking well.
Richard was married to Sheila Sim and his health took a turn for the worse and he was also moved into the nursing home.
They couple had three children, however Jane had lost her life in a tsunami along with her daughter Lucy in 2004 – and Michael and Charlotte.
Richard’s family are expected to make a full statement tomorrow, August 25, 2014.