Death of Sir Nigel Hawthorne

April 5, 1929 - December 26, 2001
| Age 72

Star of "Yes, Minister" dead at 72
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Sir Nigel Hawthorne, a versatile actor known around the world as the scheming civil servant Sir Humphrey in the British television series "Yes, Minister,'' died Wednesday. He was 72.

Hawthorne died of a heart attack at his home in Hertfordshire, north of London, his agent Ken McReddie said. Hawthorne had undergone chemotherapy for cancer recently.

"He was a brilliant actor and a wonderful friend. I feel very sad and extremely cut up,'' McReddie said. Hawthorne was nominated...

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