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George Mikell dead: The Great Escape actor dies aged 91

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George Mikell, the actor best known for his roles in The Great Escape and The Guns Of Navarone, has died at the age of 91.

He is said to have died of natural causes after a period of illness, according to agent Thomas Bowington.

In a statement obtained by PA, Bowington added: ‘As an actor, client and friend, he was just like what one would wish the perfect grandfather would be.

‘A very sad loss not having George around anymore.’

He continued: ‘But in spite of the loss, thinking about George can only make one smile because he was such a kind and caring man.

‘Leaving a legacy of great films behind him for future generations to enjoy.

‘And many smiling friends, because we had the privilege and pleasure to know George.’

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