12/15/2013 13:17 EST | Updated 02/14/2014 05:59 EST

Peter O'Toole dead at 81, reports say

Actor Peter O'Toole, who starred in Lawrence of Arabia, has died at age 81, according to reports.

The BBC and the Guardian quote his agent, Steve Kenis.

The acclaimed British actor, who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s, passed away on Saturday at a London hospital after a long illness, said Kenis.

O'Toole announced last year he was retiring from acting.

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