Alfie Curtis Dead: Star Wars' Dr. Evazan Dies at 87

Posted December 28, 2017

Alfie Curtis, who played Dr. Cornelius Evazan in 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope, passed away on December 26 as the Comic Book Star Wars website first reported; the cause of death is still unknown. Curtis' character appeared in the Mos Eisley cantina sequence, where he picked a fight with Luke Skywalker, only for his friend Ponda Baba to end up losing an arm thanks to Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber.

The 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.

Hamill recalls the cantina scene as "one of the most memorable". "As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, kind & a real gentleman", he added.

Mark Hamill took to Twitter to pay tribute to Alfie Curtis and remembered him as "funny and kind".

Alfie Curtis was born in London in 1930.

That was Cornelius Evazan, the intimidating Cantina actor played b Curtis.

Evazan and Baba also appeared in "Rogue One", last year's "Star Wars" spinoff movie that chronicles the events leading up to the 1977 original film. "He was happy to see you in the recent film (sic)".

"His "I don't like you either" line was absolute perfection". "I have the death sentence on 12 systems".

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

According to the BBC, news of Curtis' death broke Tuesday evening (12/26).

"The cause of Curtis" death has not been revealed.