I missed his passing. Indeed Excalibur would be only an average film with out him.
I also enjoyed him in two low key movies The Wilby Conspiracy and Robin and Marion
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive...those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
- C. S. Lewis