As reported by Jedi Information, British actor Alfie Curtis has died. Although he appeared in over a dozen TV reveals and flicks, together with David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, Curtis is definitely finest recognized for an uncredited function as Dr. Cornelius Evazan in Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope. Within the authentic movie, Dr. Evazan was the person on the Mos Eisley Cantina with “walrus face” thug Ponda Baba who had a really memorable trade with Luke Skywalker about how Ponda Baba doesn’t like him and Evazan doesn’t like him both—”We’re needed males. I’ve the loss of life sentence on 12 techniques!”—that ended with Obi-Wan Kenobi reducing off Ponda Baba’s arm. The 2 characters additionally made a cameo look in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, although Curtis didn’t play Dr. Evazan that point.
Mark Hamill, who was on the opposite finish of that iconic bar brawl, tweeted a memorial for Curtis and known as him “humorous, form, and an actual gentleman.”
Curtis’ final credited performing function was on an episode of Colin Firth’s 1986 miniseries Misplaced Empires.