My apologies if this has been brought up elsewhere on io9/O-Deck, but it doesn’t seem like it has.

Genre actor John Hurt has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer has a reputation for being pretty deadly, but apparently it is fairly treatable if caught early, and that seems to be case here.

Get well soon, Mr. Hurt. I don’t think I could deal with losing you in the same year as Leonard Nimoy and Christopher Lee.