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‘Star Wars’ Actor Alfie Curtis Dead at 87

‘Star Wars’ Actor Alfie Curtis Dead at 87
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“Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope” actor Alfie Curtis has passed away at the age of 87.

The cause of his death is unknown.

Curtis’ co-star in the 1977 film, Mark Hamill, confirmed his death, tweeting, “ALFIE CURTIS made the #StarWars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I’ve ever been a part of) even MORE memorable. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman. Thanks Alf — you’ll be missed. #RIP <3 — mh.”

The news comes a year after Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the franchise, passed away at the age of 60.

Aside from playing Dr. Evazan in “Star Wars," Curtis also appeared in “The Elephant Man” (1980) and on the miniseries “Lost Empires" (1986).

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