Publicity still of actor Bob Peck, starring in the award-winning television thriller Edge of Darkness.He has died of cancer it was revealed today (Thursday). He was 53. He was diagnosed with the disease several years ago and died on Sunday. He is survived by his wife Jill and children Hannah, George and Milly. The actor was well-known to audiences at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, and had appeared in many films and television dramas.