Death is back from its holiday and starting off 2011 way too fucking early. Pete Postlethwaite, an actor who I guarantee you had a role in every single movie in your Netflix queue, died at a hospital in Central England yesterday at the young age of 64. Pete’s friend Andrew Richardson said that he had been receiving treatment for cancer for a while.
Most recently, Pete played the evil florist who clipped stems like nobody else can in The Town. Last year alone, Pete was also in Inception and Clash of the Titans. Pete also acted the fuck out of his shit in The Omen, Aeon Flux, The Constant Gardener, The Shipping News, Amistad, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet, DragonHeart, The Usual Suspects, In the Name of the Father and Alien 3. And yup, he was probably in that movie you’re thinking of. And that one too. That one too. Yes.
Pete is survived by his wife and two children.
Rest in peace, Pete… You are now with the angels who will pronounce your last name correctly every single time.