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Australian actor Hopkins dies

Dec 12, 2011 | 4:00am EST

The Gallipoli star passed away at a hospice in Sydney on Sunday (11Dec11) after a battle with mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.

Hopkins, who started his career as a carpenter, starred in a number of films throughout his time in the spotlight and is best remembered for roles in 1976's Don's Party and 1981 war film Gallipoli opposite Mel Gibson.

He most recently auditioned for a role in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby earlier this year (11).

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