'Screen legend Brando dies at 80'
Screen legend Marlon Brando, famous for his roles in 'On the Waterfront' and 'The Godfather', has died aged 80 in a Los Angeles hospital, his lawyer has said. Brando, who had been ill for some time, was regarded as one of the pivotal actors of the post-war period. He starred in more than 40 films, including 'Apocalypse Now', and won two best actor Oscars. He is perhaps best known for his role as mafia leader Don Corleone in the 1972 classic 'The Godfather'. Brando's lawyer, David J Seeley, said the cause of death was being withheld and added that the actor "was a very private man".