Hollywood legend Gregory Peck has died at the age of 87.

A spokesperson for the actor says he passed away overnight (11-12JUN03) at his Los Angeles home, with VERONIQUE, his wife of 48 years, by his side.

Peck appeared in more than 60 films including CAPE FEAR, SPELLBOUND and Roman Holiday in a career spanning half a century - and was nominated for five Academy Awards, picking up the Best Actor gong in 1963 for his role in TO KILL A MOCKING Bird.

Peck's character in To Kill A Mocking Bird, lawyer Atticus Finch, was recently voted the number one hero in movie history, by the AMERICAN FILM Institute.

He leaves four children, two with VERONIQUE PASSANI - his second wife - and two from his first marriage to GRETA RICE.

12/06/2003 21:06