Death of Gregory Peck

April 5, 1916 - June 12, 2003
Los Angeles, California | Age 87

Oscar winner dies at 87
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Gregory Peck tried his hand at villainous roles, but he knew he would be best remembered as that most perfect of patriarchs, Atticus Finch.

Peck, who won the best-actor Academy Award for playing the noble Atticus in 1962's "To Kill a Mockingbird,'' died Thursday at his Los Angeles home, spokesman Monroe Friedman said. Peck was 87.

The actor had not been suffering from any particular ailments, Friedman said, but simply slipped off to sleep and died as his wife held his hand.<...

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