British movie actors deceased in Surgery

Here are 2 famous actors from United Kingdom died in Surgery:

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella (January 6, 1954 Ryde-March 18, 2008 Hammersmith) a.k.a. Anthony Minghella CBE was a British screenwriter, film producer, film director, playwright, television producer and actor. He had two children, Max Minghella and Hannah Minghella.

Minghella is best known for directing the critically acclaimed films, "The English Patient," which won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and "The Talented Mr. Ripley." He also directed "Cold Mountain," starring Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.

Minghella initially started his career as a playwright, with his debut play "Whale Music" premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He later moved on to television, producing and directing several award-winning dramas, including "Inspector Morse" and "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency."

In addition to his successful career as a filmmaker, Minghella was also involved in several charitable organizations, including serving as Chair of the board of Governors for the British Film Institute and serving as a trustee of the World Wildlife Fund UK.

Sadly, Minghella passed away at the age of 54 due to complications following surgery. His contributions to the film industry and his commitment to charitable causes continue to be remembered and celebrated today.

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Mike Smith

Mike Smith (April 23, 1955 Romford-August 1, 2014 London) a.k.a. Michael George Smith, Smitty or Michael George "Mike" Smith was a British presenter, race car driver, entrepreneur, pilot, businessperson and actor.

He was best known for presenting the popular BBC program Top Gear from 1987 to 2001. Smith started his career as a radio presenter for various stations including Radio Tees, Radio Hallam, and Radio Trent. He also hosted the music show "Pop Quiz" in the 1980s. He was a successful racing driver, participating in many events including the British Saloon Car Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Smith was the founder of the company Windlesham Productions, which produced content for TV and radio. He also had a career as a pilot, holding a private pilot's license and owning several small aircraft. In later years, he turned his focus to business and investments, including a role as a director of a private jet charter company. Smith tragically died in a helicopter crash in London in August 2014.

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