Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in 'Star Wars,' Dies at 87

Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in 'Star Wars,' Dies at 87 Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in 'Star Wars,' Dies at 87
Melody Ballard | 28 December, 2017, 00:53

Alfie Curtis passed away aged 87Who was Alfie Curtis? As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, king & a real gentleman. The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Born in Stepney, London in 1930, Curtis began acting since 1973, when he made his debut on the "Bowler" television series.

He portrayed Dr. Cornelius Evazan in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. "Thanks Alf - you'll be missed".

Mark Hamill, who played Luke, wrote a tribute to Curtis. The George Lucas-created character was once a "promising plastic surgeon whose unorthodox methods ended up harming his patients more than hurting them", prompting him to turn to smuggling, piracy and drinking in bars with unsavory space fugitives.

Fans reacted to the news of Curtis' passing via Twitter.

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THE man who played one of Star Wars' unforgettable characters has died.

"No one's ever really gone..."

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.

"His "I don't like you either" line was absolute perfection".

The death was later announced on the Comic Book Star Wars website, with a message which said: "Actor Alfie Curtis, famous for his portrayal of Dr. Evazan in the original Star Wars, has passed away at the age of 87".

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