He died at Henry VII Hospital on Saturday. Cause of death has not been released. He was taken ill at his home on Thursday. George Lucas has made a special tribute to him, saying he was "one of the most talented and respected actors of his generation".
A moment of silence for the legend, if you please.
"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine..."
Sir Alec Guinness: Gone But Not Forgotten
[This message has been edited by Dave Maul (edited August 07, 2000).]