Yaphet Kotto, star of Live and Let Die and Alien, dies aged 81

The actor, who played the lead villain in the 1973 Bond film, also starred in hit TV series Homicide: Life on the StreetYaphet Kotto, the African-American actor best known for memorable roles in Alien and the 007 film Live and Let Die, as well as the hit TV series Homicide: Life on the Street, has died aged 81 in the Philippines.The news was announced in a Facebook post by Kotto’s wife Tessie Sinahon, who wrote: “You played a villain on some of your movies but for me you’re a real hero and to a lot of people also.

A good man, a good father, a good husband and a decent human being, very rare to find … Rest in Peace Honey, I’m gonna miss you everyday, my best friend, my rock.

I love you and you will always be in my heart.

Till we meet again!” The cause of death was not given.

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