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Alfie Curtis Dead: Star Wars' Dr. Evazan Dies at 87

28 December, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Alfie Curtis Dead: Star Wars' Dr. Evazan Dies at 87

Alfie Curtis, who portrayed Dr. Evazan in the first 'Star Wars, ' has passed away at 87 years old - just one year after Carrie Fisher died.

Alfie Curtis, the British actor best known as the menacing Dr. Cornelius Evazan from the cantina scene in 1977's Star Wars, passed away December 25.

Curtis worked as a character actor well into the 80s, also appearing in The Elephant Man, The Wildcats of St. Trinian's, and numerous TV shows. "As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, kind & a real gentleman", Hamill wrote, referring to the iconic scene where Dr. Evazan threatens Luke Skywalker in the 1977 Star Wars film. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, kind and a real gentleman. When Luke (Mark Hamill) accidentally ran into Ponda Baba, Evazan intervened and told young Skywalker that he has "the death sentence on 12 systems".

Actor Mark Hamill, who appeared as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, paid tribute to his co-star online. "Thanks Alf - you'll be missed".

Do you remember that iconic scene in Star Wars? "In addition to his role as Evazan, Curtis starred in multiple British TV series such as Cribb, Larry Grayson and Lost Empires".

No cause of death has been revealed.

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