Theatre Giant, Sir Peter Hall Dies At 86

He died on Monday at University College hospital in London, surrounded by his family, the National Theatre said.

Sir Peter Hall with wife Nicki Frei and daughter Rebecca Halla

During his career he staged the English language premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and the world premiere of Harold Pinter's Homecoming.

Sir Peter had been diagnosed with dementia in 2011.

There will be a private family funeral, with details of a memorial service to be announced at a later date.