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R.I.P Ben Cross

Ben Cross

'Chariots of Fire', Dark Shadows actor dead at 72

Ben Cross, known for starring in "Chariots of Fire" has died at the age of 72.

he star passed away Tuesday morning in Vienna after a short battle with an illness, which was confirmed to not have been coronavirus.

"Today the world has lost a talent, but our family has lost a beloved husband, dad, and grandpa. He was a born showman and entertainer, a walking encyclopedia of music who could sing anything," the family said in a statement. "He was a man who taught us to embrace our feelings, whatever they may be. We are grateful for the time we had with him."

Cross was born in London and began acting at an early age in grammar school plays and he was accepted to London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, according to Deadline.

Cross has credits in film and television, according to IMDb. He first played a role in a 1972 short called "The Reprieve" before his first television gig -- an episode of "Wessex Tales" -- and his feature debut was in 1977's "A Bridge Too Far."

Most recently, he appeared in the films "The Rest is Ashes" and "Wildlings."

The outlet reports that his upcoming project, "The Devil's Light," finished filming just days ago. He plays Cardinal Matthews in the flick.

He'll also appear alongside Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones and Joe Alwyn in "Last Letter from Your Lover."

Cross was married three times and is survived by his wife Deyana Boneva Cross, his two children, Theo and Lauren Cross, and three grandchildren: Violet, Zinnia, and Alexander.

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Reply #1 posted 08/22/20 8:51am

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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rose angel pray r.i.p.

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