Actor Victor Spinetti, perhaps best known for his roles in three different films Beatles films, died June 19 at age 82 in Monmouth, Wales after a long battle with cancer. Paul McCartney once described the actor as a man “who makes clouds disappear.”

Spinetti had roles in three classic Beatles films 'A Hard Days Night,' 'Help!' and 'Magical Mystery Tour.' Spinetti also helped turn John Lennon‘s 1964 book ‘In His Own Write’ into a play, which he himself directed for a 1968 run at the National Theatre in London.