“Star Wars” Actor Alfie Curtis Dead at 87

By Staff  |  12/29/2017

Actor Alfie Curtis, best known for his role in the original Star Wars in 1977, has died.

Details surrounding his death are unclear. But, he was 87 years old.

Curtis famously played the uncredited Dr. Evazan in A New Hope.

If you remember, his character got into a situation with a young Luke Skywalker at the Mos Eisley Cantina, before Obi-Wan Kenobi whipped out his lightsaber and killed him and his friend.

Curtis, a British actor, also starred in The Elephant Man, The Wildcats of St. Trinian's, Take It or Leave It, and a number TV series from the 1970s and '80s.

Ironically, his death falls upon the first death anniversary of Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in Star Wars.