British movie actors deceased in Respiratory failure

Here are 2 famous actors from United Kingdom died in Respiratory failure:

Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke (December 16, 1917 Minehead-March 19, 2008 Colombo) otherwise known as Arthur Charles Clarke, Charles Willis, E. G. O'Brien, Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, Arthur Clark, Clarke, Arthur C., Arthur Clarke, Charles Wills or Charles A Wills was a British inventor, author, writer, novelist, explorer, presenter, actor and screenwriter.

He is best known for his science fiction writing, including the novel "2001: A Space Odyssey," which was later adapted into a film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Clarke was also a scientist and futurist, and he is credited with predicting the development of telecommunications satellites, something that later became a reality with the launch of the first communications satellite in 1962. He was awarded numerous honors throughout his career, including the Kalinga Prize for popularizing science in 1961, and he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1998. Clarke spent much of his later years in Sri Lanka, where he helped develop the country's diving industry and was involved in numerous charitable causes. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 90.

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Dick Emery

Dick Emery (February 19, 1915 Bloomsbury-January 2, 1983 Denmark Hill) also known as Richard Gilbert Emery or Emery, Dick was a British comedian and actor. He had four children, Gilbert Richard Emery, Nicholas William Emery, Eliza Emery and Michael Emery.

Emery began his career in the 1940s as a stage actor, performing in various theaters in London's West End. He ventured into television in the 1950s and became a household name in the 1960s and 1970s with his own TV series "The Dick Emery Show". He was known for his quick-witted comedy and an ability to effortlessly play multiple characters, often dressing in drag.

Emery also appeared in several films such as "Ooh... You Are Awful" (1972) and "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1972). He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1978 for his services to entertainment.

Emery was married twice, first to Sheila Steafel, and then to Ruth Ison. He passed away at the age of 67 due to complications from a heart attack. His legacy continues to live on through his comedic performances, which are still enjoyed by audiences today.

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