Alfie Curtis, Dr Evazan In 'A New Hope', Has Passed Away
- Nicole Aguilar
"Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill led the tributes to "A New Hope" actor Alfie Curtis, who has passed away at the age of 87. The character name may not ring a bell, but you'd remember the face - he was the angry guy in the Mos Eisley cantina who threatened Luke.
He was also known for his roles in 1980 film The Elephant Man and the Eighties TV series Cribb.
Curtis took a lightsaber to the chest from Obi-Wan Kenobi after he knocked over Luke at the Mos Eisley Cantina - where "you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy". according to Obi, anyway. "As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, kind & a real gentleman", he added. "Thanks Alf - you'll be missed".
"I have the death sentence on 12 systems", he said.
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Alfie was an actor from Stepney, London England. he was born on July 28, 1930.
That was Cornelius Evazan, the intimidating Cantina actor played b Curtis.
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"His "I don't like you either" line was absolute perfection".
"No one's ever really gone..." Wholly original, it left an indelible mark on pop culture.
No cause of death has been revealed.
While Evazan only made this short appearance in A New Hope, other Star Wars comics and sites expanded on the character's backstory.
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