Legendary actor and director Richard Attenborough has passed away at the age of 90. He died at his home in London, presumably from natural causes, just five days before his 91st birthday.

Richard Attenborough was born August 29, 1923 in Cambridge, England. His career took place over 60 years and he had parts in over 70 films. He directed his first movie Oh! What a Lovely War in 1969. He went on to direct countless projects starting with two period films entitled Young Winston and A Bridge Too Far.

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He is best known for his role in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg shared his condolences in a statement.

"Dickie Attenborough was passionate about everything in his life - family, friends, country and career. He made a gift to the world with his emotional epic 'Gandhi' and he was the perfect ringmaster to bring the dinosaurs back to life as John Hammond in 'Jurassic Park.' He was a dear friend and I am standing in an endless line of those who completely adored him."

Richard Attenborough is survived by his wife Sheila Sim, his son and his brother, broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.