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Missing 'Casino Royale' actor found dead

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Missing "Casino Royale" actor Paul Bhattacharjee has been found dead in England.

The body of a man matching his description was discovered on Friday near the cliffs at Splash Point in East Sussex. Bhattacharjee has now been formally identified and his next of kin have been informed, officials at Scotland Yard have confirmed.

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His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The actor, who played a secret service medic in the 2006 Bond movie, went missing July 10 after leaving rehearsals for the play "Talk Show" at London's Royal Court theatre.

Bhattacharjee, 53, did not make it to rehearsals the following day, prompting friends and family to begin a search.

British actor Stephen Fry was among those who took to Twitter.com to appeal for help finding Bhattacharjee by posting a link to his page on a missing person's website.

As well as "Casino Royale," Bhattacharjee appeared in "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Dirty Pretty Things" and long-running U.K. soap opera "EastEnders."

41Comments
Jul 18, 2013 3:21PM
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Tragic times yet again among actors this year. Prayers to his loved ones. 

Jul 18, 2013 4:06PM
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My condolences to his family and friends.
Jul 18, 2013 3:19PM
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Strange, each day a Celebrity or Musician dies at a young age.

Why?

Jul 18, 2013 4:45PM
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I just loved him.  This is tragic.  Sad to hear.  My blessings.
Jul 18, 2013 2:57PM
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ya'll are just mean and heartless!

 

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