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Celebrities who are real-life heroes

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Benedict Cumberbatch

The British star, who plays reel-life heroes Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Strange, turned into a real-life one when he fought off a group of assailants who attempted to rob a delivery cyclist. Cumberbatch was riding in an Uber with his wife around London, England, when he saw a cyclist from food delivery company Deliveroo being attacked. He immediately rushed out to pull the attackers away while shouting "leave him alone." The group fled without stealing anything, and the cyclist did not require hospital treatment, police said about the incident in November. On June 2, 2018, Deliveroo thanked Cumberbatch in a tweet, describing his actions as heroic.

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