Heaven Just Got A Little More Pete Postlethwaite

Acclaimed British actor Pete Postlethwaite has died. Oh no! This is not the funnest way to start the new year, but SPOILER ALERT: 2011 isn’t JUST going to be fun. Besides, we live in a messy and dangerous world where every 12 seconds a famous white actor dies. Remember that. From the AP:

Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite, described by director Steven Spielberg as “the best actor in the world,” has died at age 64 after a long battle with cancer.

A gritty and powerful actor, Postlethwaite was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 1993 film “In The Name Of The Father.” He had recently been seen in the critically acclaimed film “Inception” and had worked with Spielberg on “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Amistad.”

Postlethwaite initially planned to become a priest but was drawn to acting.

R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite. You will be missed. You’re in heaven now, described by director Steven Spielberg as “the best angel in heaven.”