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In the short story The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb, Sir John Willard was an eminent English archaeologist. He suddenly died of a heart failure soon after he discovered the tomb of the Egyptian King Men-her-Ra. The newspapers speculated about an ancient curse but Poirot's investigations concluded that he had died of natural causes.

Portrayals[]

Sir John Willard was played by Peter Reeves in the film adaptation of The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb' in Series 5 of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot.

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