Milo O'shea - Irish Actor Milo O'shea Dies

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Irish actor Milo O'shea has died after a brief illness. He was 86.

The star passed away in a New York hospital on Tuesday night (02Apr13). No further details about his death were available as Wenn went to press.

The Dublin-born actor began his career onstage before venturing into film, starring in the 1967 big-screen version of Ulysses, Italian director Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet, and The Verdict alongside Paul Newman.

He is also remembered for his role in sci-fi classic Barbarella, in which he played Doctor Durand Durand - the villainous character who inspired the name of British band Duran Duran.

Members of Duran Duran took to their Twitter.com page on Wednesday (03Apr13) to pay tribute to their namesake, writing, "Sad to hear about death of Milo O'Shea, the original Durand Durand. His character in Barbarella certainly meant a lot to us."

Actress Mia Farrow added, "RIP Milo O'Shea. Great actor, and much loved friend of my mom (Irish actress Maureen O'Sullivan)."

O'Shea also racked up credits in several hit U.S. Tv shows including Frasier, Cheers, and The Golden Girls, and played Chief Justice Roy Ashland in The West Wing.

His first wife was Irish actress Maureen Toal, and he is survived by his second wife, actress Kitty Sullivan.


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