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'Dam Busters' star Todd dies, aged 90

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'Dam Busters' star Todd dies, aged 90

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The Dam Busters star Richard Todd has died at the age of 90, reports BBC News.

A spokesperson for his family confirmed that he passed away in his sleep at his home in Grantham, near Lincolnshire on Thursday morning.

"[He] had been suffering from cancer, an illness that he bore with his habitual courage and dignity. His family were with him throughout," he said.

Todd is best known for his role in war movie The Dam Busters. His other film credits include The Big Sleep, Stage Fright, The Longest Day and 1949's The Hasty Heart, which earned him an Oscar nomination.

He also appeared in four episodes of Doctor Who alongside Peter Davison and was reportedly Ian Fleming's first choice to play James Bond.

Todd, who was one of the first British soldiers to parachute into France on D-Day, was last seen on screen in 2007.

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