Peter O’Toole Dies – Sunderland Fan

Peter O’Toole Dies – Sunderland Fan

To begin with, Sunderland AFC has lost one of its most famous supporters. Indeed, Peter O’Toole dies, a massive lads fan has died on 14th December 2013 after a long illness. So, without delay, here is an article about the great man – Peter O’Toole Dies.

Peter O’Toole Dies – Sunderland Fan

Peter O’Toole dies, indeed, one of Sunderland’s most famous supporters has died. The Hollywood actor also declared himself a Black Cats fan on TV in 1990 to the delight of Wearsiders.

To begin with, Peter O’Toole declared his love for Sunderland when he realised his roots were firmly on Wearside. All in all, Peter O’Toole researched his family tree and it led him to Wearside. This is also where his father worked. Indeed, many of his relatives lived here in the early part of the 1900’s. In fact, rumours were that the police ran his father out of town. In view of all this, Peter O’Toole still became very interested in Sunderland.

Although his name suggests that he is of Irish stock, Sunderland became part of the family history. His affiliation with Sunderland became more strengthened after further research while writing his autobiography.
Peter O’Toole Dies – Sunderland Fan super star
Generally speaking, Peter O’Toole is a legend that is immortal through film. Obviously, Wearside Online is proud to have show the connection between the legend and Sunderland.


In any event, if ever anyone summed up what it means to appreciate their roots, it was this man. The Sunderland Forum and this Wearside Online Blog also fully appreciate the respect given by this great man to Wearside.

Peter O’Toole Dies – Sunderland Fan - night of the generals
Another key point came in 1990 on a Channel 4 chat show, TFI Friday, he came right out and said he supported Sunderland supporter. He was then the Black Cats most famous and influential fan from that moment.
Peter O’Toole attended many a football match supporting Sunderland AFC – especially away from home.

A film biography of Peter O’Toole’s life would be a good view in light of his colourful past. Of course, topped off with a mention of his affiliation with Sunderland and the football team he supported.  In short, what a movie that would make!

Peter O’Toole’s Films

Here we also list a small selection of films starring Peter O’Toole: The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960), Lawrence of Arabia(1962), How to Steal a Million (1966), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) and Man of La Mancha (1972).

It is important to realize that Peter O’Toole starred in a myriad of films and we have just listed a few.

 However, he also starred as Sherlock Holmes in four films. Obviously, his detective work was responsible for him becoming a Sunderland supporter.

Peter O’Toole Dies – Sunderland Fan - als with Helen Mirren

Peter O’Toole, Sunderland fan together with Helen Mirren who made her first appearance at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Finally, you can comment here or start a new thread in the massive Sunderland Forum.

RIP to the legend.

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