‘Alien’ actor Peter O’Toole’s death linked to an unknown toxin
A veteran actor who appeared in “Alien” and “The Mummy” has died after being hospitalized in Japan.
Peter O’Loghairn, 78, was hospitalized Friday in Fukuoka, near Tokyo, his agent, Kevin Luskin, said.
He was in good spirits and said he was in the best of spirits, Luskins said.
O’Loaghairn had appeared in several films including “Alien,” “The Lost City of Z,” “Blade Runner” and the 2001 film “Blade of the Immortal.”
He had been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1976 and had won an Academy Award for his performance as the villain in the 2001 “Blade Of The Immortal” movie.
O’,Loghairen had played a villain in several movies, including “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy and “Lord Of The Dead,” among others.
In 2004, he received an honorary doctorate of music from UCLA.
He has also been active in charity work, serving as a board member for the International Society of Pain Management.
His death is being treated as a “mixed bag,” according to Luskein.
Older people are at increased risk of infection from toxins, he said.
The actor died at a hospital in Fukujō prefecture, according to the Fukuokan-based Tokyo Public Health Agency.
That sounds like the stuff of horror films, says Peter O’.
Loghairs’ agent, on the news that the actor’s death was related to an unidentified toxin.
Peter’s friend and former “Alien”, James Wong, also tweeted a photo of a note posted on O’ Loghair’s Twitter account, saying the actor had passed away in his sleep at home in Fukui, in the southwestern Japanese city of Fuku, about an hour’s drive from Tokyo.
Ologhair was known for his trademark accent, which he used to draw attention to his characters and to the stories he told.
He was one of the first actors to portray a woman in “Star Trek,” as Captain Uhura in the 1993 film “The Wrath Of Khan.”