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canada goose On June 12, 2003, Peck died in his sleep from cardiorespiratory arrest, and bronchial pneumonia, at the age of 87 at Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. His wife of 48 years was at his side. Peck is buried in the mausoleum of the Cathedral of Our Canada Goose Jackets Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California. canada goose

For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Gregory Peck has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6100 Hollywood Blvd.

Personal LifePeck married his first wife, Greta Kukkonen, in 1942 and they had three canada goose store sons, Jonathan, Stephen and Carey. Jonathan, a TV reporter, committed suicide at age 30. Greta was awarded the Rose of Finland, equivalent to a Medal of Freedom. They were divorced on December 30, 1955 and maintained a very good relationship as parents. After his divorce Peck married Veronique Passani, a Paris reporter. She had interviewed him in 1953 before he went to Italy to film Roman Holiday.

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