Alfie Curtis, who played Dr. Evazan in the Star Wars: A New Hope, has died at the age of 87 years.
London-born actor had also appeared in the 1980 film The Elephant Man and the united kingdom of 80 years in the TV series Cribb.
His Star Wars character famous threatened Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley Cantina in the first of the original trilogy in 1977, saying: “I have the death sentence in 12 systems”.
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, tweeted his tribute to Alfie Curtis.
He called it a “funny, kind” man who helped to provide “one of the most memorable [scenes] I have always been a part of.”
“Alfie Curtis made the #Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I’ve ever been a part of) even MORE memorable. As horrible as he was in the camera, off-camera he was funny, friendly and a true gentleman,” he wrote.
“Thanks Alf – you will be missed. #RIP.”
End of the post to Twitter by @HamillHimself
The news about the Comic book Star Wars website on Tuesday night and the cause of death has not yet been revealed.
The character of dr. Evazan did pop briefly in the 2016 Star Wars movie Rogue, but the younger version of the character was played by Michael Smiley.