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". See the cast and fan tributes.
Alfie Curtis, the actor who famously intimidated Luke Skywalker as Dr. Evazan at the Mos Eisley cantina in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, has died at age 87, Comicbook.com reports.
When Hamill's Skywalker bumps into the character Ponda Baba in the fourth Star Wars installment, Curtis' character tells him that neither he nor his friend Baba like him.
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Although Curtis' role in George Lucas' sci-fi classic was brief, his scene remains one of Star Wars' most memorable. Fans and cast members have taken to Twitter to share their tributes, including Mark Hamill. "You had the death sentence on twelve systems but you'll forever live on in our nightmares and our hearts", one person tweeted. Wholly original, it left an indelible mark on pop culture. In addition to his memorable role in Star Wars, Curtis also had roles in the 1980 film The Elephant Man, the "80s TV series Cribb and the 1986 TV miniseries Lost Empires".
Our hearts go out to Curtis' friends and family during this hard time.