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VIDEO: Oliver! Star Ron Moody Dies

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Published at 11:27am 11th June 2015.

The actor who played Fagin in the hit movie musical Oliver! has died.

Ron Moody was 91 and passed away in hospital.

The star was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for his performance in the Charles Dickens adaptation in the 1960s.

He also appeared in EastEnders as Edwin Caldecott, an old nemesis of Jim Branning, and played wizard Merlin in Disney's A Kid in King Arthur's Court.

His widow, Therese, said: "He brought joy to his family and to the hearts of many and will be greatly missed. He was singing until the end."

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