Star Wars actor Alfie Curtis dies at 87

The Star Wars actor has passed away. Source: Twitter.com/HamillHimself

The entertainment world is in mourning following the death of Star Wars actor Alfie Curtis.

The star, who famously played Dr Evazan in Star Wars: A New Hope, passed away at the age of 87.

Fans of the Star Wars franchise will remember Curtis’ character threatening Luke Skywalker in the first film of the original trilogy in 1977.

“I have the death sentence on 12 systems,” he said.

In addition to his role in Star Wars, Curtis appeared in an array of other TV and movie projects.

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Some of the most famous included the 1980 film The Elephant Man as well as appearing in the popular 1980s TV series Cribb.

Actor Mark Hamill, who appeared as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, paid tribute to his co-star online.

“ALFIE CURTIS made the #StarWars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I’ve ever been a part of) even MORE memorable,” he tweeted.

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“As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman. Thanks Alf- you’ll be missed. #RIP.”

Fans also paid their respects.

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Curtis’ cause of death has not been revealed.

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