Bond Villain and Alien Star Actor Yaphet Kotto Dies At 81
Yaphet Kotto was well-known for his portrayal of Dr. Kananga, also known as Mr. Big in the 1973 James Bond film who died aged 81.
He was Bond’s franchise’s first black antagonist played opposite the late Sir Roger Moore as 007. The news of the actor’s death was announced by his wife Tessie Sinahon saying that her husband died on Monday in the Philipines.
He also had starred as technician Dennis Parker in Alien in 1979, along with Sigourney Weaver, and as William Laughlin opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film Running Man in 1987.
With a varied career in film and TV, he had also received the Emmy nomination for playing former Ugandan President Idi Amin in the 1977 movie Raid on Entebbe.
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