Star War actor ‘ALFIE CURTIS’ has died at the age of 87. He was born in London. He played Dr.Evazan in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
He was also known for his role in 1980 film The Elephant man. Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars films, tweeted a tribute to the actor this morning.
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 ❤️- mh pic.twitter.com/laxKvbGmrd
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017
He said: “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 horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind and a real gentleman. “Thanks Alf – you’ll be missed.” The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Dr Evazan was a promising plastic surgeon whose unorthodox methods ended up harming his patients more than helping them. A life of smuggling and piracy soon followed—which led him to link up with Ponda Baba, who liked to drink just as much as he did. To the delight of many fans, Evazan and his partner notably popped up in Rogue One, lurching around Jedha, though the younger version of the character was played by Michael Smiley.