Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite, OBE (February 7, 1946 – January 2, 2011) was an English stage, film and television actor.
After minor television appearances including in The Professionals, Postlethwaite’s first success came with the film Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He played a mysterious lawyer "Kobayashi" in The Usual Suspects, and he appeared in Alien 3, In the Name of the Father, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, Inception, and in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.
Death of Pete Postlethwaite
Postlethwaite died in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital on 2 January 2011 after a battle with cancer. Pete Postlethwaite was 64 at the time of his death.
Postlethwaite was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1990, and had one testicle removed.
Pete Postlethwaite talks about The Age of Stupid on BBC Breakfast