The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which awarded Lord Richard Attenborough as Best Director for his epic film Gandhi, has paid tribute to the late star on Twitter.
"I believe we need heroes...we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by." - Richard Attenborough
More top news
Thousands of pounds worth of heroin has been found stashed inside the covers of children's books at Heathrow Airport.
Internet search engine says Cilla Black was the subject of more online searches than Kim Kardashian this year, beaten only by Taylor Swift.
A supermarket price war and fierce competition across the rest of the high street has seen shop prices slumped by a record level last month.