Leslie Phillips Passed Away At The Age Of 98

Leslie Phillips, a well-known actor, voice artist, and novelist, died on November 7, 2022, at the age of 98. Phillips was most recognized for his role as the Sorting Hat in the Harry Potter movie.

Zara Carr, his wife, issued a statement in which she said:

“I’ve lost a beautiful spouse, and the world has lost a genuinely remarkable performer.” He was unquestionably a national treasure. Everyone adored him. Everywhere he went, he was swarmed. When we married, he jokingly presented me to the press as royalty, claiming I was the new Zara Phillips and linked to the Queen.”

Phillips’ funeral plans have not yet been finalized, and further information will be released shortly.

Leslie Phillips’s cause of death

Leslie Phillips passed away on Monday after a lengthy illness. He was not, however, hospitalized at the time of his death. According to his agent, Jonathan Lloyd, Phillips died quietly in his sleep. At the age of 90, he had already had two strokes in six months. When he had his first stroke at their Maida Vale home, his wife Zara sought for medical help. Leslie claimed in an interview with The Sunday Mirror at the time:

“I’m too young to go away just yet.” “I have everything to live for.”

Leslie Phillips

According to reports, Leslie became black and blue after suffering another stroke. Zara was fully aware of Leslie’s health difficulties, especially his skin cancer, and was apprehensive about delaying their honeymoon. In 2013, they married on Christmas. When asked about the honeymoon delay, Leslie informed The Sunday Mirror at the time that he had surgery for a non-cancerous tumor on his face. He said that he needed it removed and went on to say:

“Thank God it’s not cancer.” It simply looks very bad right now, but I’m working on it. We’ve gone to all of the appointments, and the next one will be in a few weeks.”

Leslie Phillips has been featured in a number of television episodes and films.

Leslie Phillips, born on April 20, 1924, had his theatrical debut in 1937. Phillips had uncredited performances in films such as Climbing High and The Mikado before being known for his roles in the 1957 musical Les Girls and the Carry-On flicks. He made his cinematic debut in 1959 with the Italian comedy Ferdinando I, Re di Napoli and the film adaption of The Navy Lark. In 1983, he made his cinematic debut in the musical comedy Lassie from Lancashire. Phillips rose to prominence for his roles in films such as Empire of the Sun, Scandal, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He subsequently became a regular on TV programs such as Honey for Tea, The Bill, Holby City, Midsomer Murders, and others.

Leslie Phillips

Hello, his autobiography, was released in 2006. Leslie received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1998 Birthday Honours and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours. He also co-produced the program Living The Life.

On Twitter, people paid respect to him.

Leslie Phillips rose to prominence in the entertainment business as a result of his many appearances on television series and in films. When word of his death spread, Twitter was inundated with tributes. Leslie is survived by his third wife, Zara Carr, and his four children from his first marriage to Penelope Bartley.

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