Albert Finney Passes Away at the Age of 82


Iconic Actor Albert Finney Passes Away at the Age of 82


British actor Albert Finney passed away on Thursday. He had a short battle against kidney cancer; the resulting complications ultimately were the cause of his death. He had announced his sickness back in 2011, so fans were well aware of his condition. It’s still a tragic loss, and we feel for his family during this painful period.


Albert Finney was one of those actors that transcended film. He started out in theatre, and from there made his way to film. He appeared in dozens of TV shows and movies during his time and was nominated for many awards along the way.

In theater, his speciality was William Shakespeare. It isn’t uncommon to see a Shakespearian actor make their way to the big screen, but it has been growing increasingly less common with time. It’s just further proof that Albert Finney was one of the greats.

Finney was well known for his versatility in acting. He could play almost any role handed to him, and play it well. He is especially well known for his work in Murder on the Orient Express (1974 version), Scrooge (1970 version), The Gathering Storm, and so many others.

His last role was Kincade in Skyfall, back in 2012. When made aware of his passing, Daniel Craig had this to say about it: “I’m deeply saddened by the news of Albert Finney’s passing. The world has lost a giant. Wherever Albert is now, I hope there are horses and good company.”


An Icon Passes

Albert Finney leaves behind his wife, Pene, and his son, Simon. Both were able to be by his side when the time came for him to pass on. They are not alone in mourning him, though they surely feel it the most keenly. Fellow actors and directors and fans alike have been speaking up about the loss of Albert Finney. It has been a heartbreaking week for many.

Those of us from Word of the Nerd would like to express our deepest condolences to Albert Finney’s friends and family and this time. There are no right words we can say to comfort you in this time, but just know that we are thinking of you and that Albert Finney will be deeply missed.



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Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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