CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread reports:

Stage and screen star Antony Sher has died at the age of 72. In September, his husband, collaborator and Royal Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Gregory Doran announced he would take a period of compassionate leave to care for Sher, who was diagnosed with cancer.

Sher received an Olivier Award in 1985 for his performance in Torch Song Trilogy and another in 1987 for his performance as the British painter Stanley Spencer in Stanley. On Broadway, Sher was nominated for a Tony Award in 1997 for his Broadway debut in Stanley.

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