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Oscar Winner Peter Ustinov Dies at 82

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  • Oscar Winner Peter Ustinov Dies at 82

    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Oscar-winning British actor and playwright Peter Ustinov, one of the world's most entertaining raconteurs and mimics, has died at the age of 82.

    Author of more than a dozen books and even more theatrical works in a career spanning more than 60 years, Ustinov died of heart failure in a clinic near his home on the shores of Lake Geneva Sunday night, his family said.

    The actor and humorist, who was also well known for charity work, had been in hospital since shortly after Christmas when he was taken ill on his return from a holiday in Thailand.

    "It was not a surprise, he was pretty ill. He had had a busy life and he was tired," his son Igor Ustinov told Reuters in a telephone interview. "But he certainly was not ready to go," he added.


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