Everton said the club "has lost a chairman, a leader, a friend, and an inspiration”.
"Almost overnight everything in my life changed for the better..."
"They’re all coming out of the woodwork now," the Lord Of The Rings star claimed.
Still not the strangest celebrity sighting at the House Of Commons this month, though.
“I was flabbergasted, I had no idea what to do or say," student Ben Coyles said about meeting his hero.
"It’s all very well, if you’re a bloke it’s a different kind of thing,” the two-time Oscar winner said.
“It’s been a brilliant season for you on the pitch, and now through your bravery, off the pitch too.”
"I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone," the Lord Of The Rings actor insisted.
The claws are well and truly out.
The CGI effects aren't the only problem in this already-infamous new version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical.