We shared the news that the actor Tom Wilkinson has died aged 75, his family has announced.

Oscar-nominated Wilkinson was best known for his role in The Full Monty.

He played former steel mill foreman Gerald Cooper in The Full Monty and died “suddenly” on Saturday.

His death was confirmed in a statement shared by his agent on behalf of his family.

Here's how readers reacted.

Maggie Watt said: "Brilliant actor, so sad, condolences to the family, he will be missed."

Tom earned an Emmy nomination for his performance as John F Kennedy's father Joe in The Kennedys series, which Dianne Jackson commented on: "Very sad he was amazing as JFK's dad."

Linda Scott also said: "He was amazing," and Alison Carter said: "Sad sad day condolences to your family and friends. Rest in peace, fly high great actor, loved watching you."

Stuart Whelan and Stella Bond also shared their condolences.

Lynda Dolores Richardson said: "How sad, I've always liked him."

Wilkinson was also nominated for Academy Awards for actor in a leading role for In The Bedroom in 2001, and actor in a supporting role for Michael Clayton in 2007.

He most recently reunited with his Full Monty co-stars, Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy, in a Disney+ series of the same name.

The original 1997 comedy about an unlikely group of men stripping won an Oscar for best original musical or comedy score and was nominated for three others, including best picture and best director.