09:43 04 January 2011
Oscar-nominated actor, Pete Postlethwaite, has passed away at the age of 64.
The Warrington-born star, who was best known for his roles in Brassed Off and The Usual Suspects, died peacefully in hospital in Shropshire on 2 January.
Mr Postlethwaite had been battling with testicular cancer, after being diagnosed with the condition in 1990.
He continued to work until recent months, starring in Hollywood blockbusters such as Jurassic Park and Inception.
The actor lived with his wife of seven years, Jacqui Moorish, and their two children William and Lily.
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