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Peter O'Toole honoured by Irish President

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May 19, 2014 | 5:18am EDT

Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins paid tribute to acting great Peter O'toole at a special memorial event over the weekend (17-18May14). The Lawrence of Arabia star passed away in December (13) at the age of 81, and following a funeral service, his ashes were scattered at his birthplace in Connemara, Ireland. A memorial event was held at London's Old Vic Theatre over the weekend to honour the multi-Oscar nominated actor, and Higgins told guests of his admiration for the star. He said, "The Peter O'Toole that I knew and loved was a man of immense charm, grace, intelligence and eloquence."

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