AMERICAN PSYCHO star Christian Bale's renowned animal rights activist father DAVID has died of brain lymphoma.

Bale, who was married to feminist icon Gloria Steinem, was 62 when he passed away at SANTA MONICA HEALTH CARE CENTER, California on the 30 December (03).

In a life time of animal rights activism, he served on the board of the DIAN FOSSEY GORILLA FUND INTERNATIONAL AND OF WORLD EDUCATION, made famous in the Sigourney Weaver film GORILLAS IN THE MIST.

09/01/2004 02:11