Alfie Curtis Facts: 'Star Wars: A New Hope' Actor Dead Aged 87

Alfie Curtis Facts: 'Star Wars: A New Hope' Actor Dead Aged 87

Curtis's scene in Mos Eisley's Cantina is a fan favorite, when Skywalker, played my Mark Hamill in the 1977 film, accidentally bumps into Ponda Baba, Dr. Evazan's partner in crime. On December 15, Twitter user Richard Daley, who said he lived near Alfie in Essex, in the actor's native United Kingdom, tweeted Mark to tell him that his former co-star had passed away.

During his career, Curtis also had roles in numerous TV shows such as The Bill and Lost Empires as well as the 1980 classic The Elephant Man.

Some shared their condolences on Twitter.

"As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, kind and a real gentleman". The late actress, who starred as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, passed away at the age of 60 in December 2016, four days after suffering cardiac arrest during a flight from London to Los Angeles. Thanks, Alf- you'll be missed. I have been neighbours with him for ten years and often listened to the stories.




"No one's ever really gone... You had the death sentence on twelve systems but you'll forever live on in our nightmares and our hearts", one person tweeted.

Lucasfilm's latest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, is now screening in cinemas.

While Evazan only made this short appearance in A New Hope, other Star Wars comics and sites expanded on the character's backstory. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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