LATEST: Dancer and actor Gregory Hines' death was the result of a short battle with liver cancer.

Hines, who passed away on Saturday (09AUG03) at the age of 57, had been appearing in concerts as recently as March (03), and Bernadette Peters, who co-hosted the Tony Awards with him last year (02), counts herself as one of many who was shocked to learn of the star's sudden death.

She says in a statement, "His dancing came out of his instincts, his impulses and his amazing creativity. His whole heart and soul went into everything he did."

A private memorial service for Hines is planned to take place in Los Angeles today (12AUG03).

13/08/2003 01:47