Star Wars actor Alfie Curtis has sadly passed away at the age of 87, almost exactly one year after Carrie Fisher also died. The man played Dr. Evazan in the very first film.
On December 27, 2016, Carrie Fisher tragically lost her life and now, a year later, the Star Wars fandom is once again mourning, this time the passing of Alfie Curtis, the one who portrayed Dr. Cornelius Evazan in Star Wars: A New Hope.
We are yet to learn the cause of death.
Soon after the sad news was made public, countless fans and other co-stars took to social media to share their tributes, including Mark Hamill.
‘ALFIE CURTIS made the #StarWars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I have ever been a part of) even MORE memorable,’ Mark Hamill wrote about the late man whose role in the film was actually not credited.
‘As horrific as he was on camera, off camera he was funny, kind and a real gentleman. Thanks, Alf- you will be missed. #RIP,’ Hamill added.
Fans also shared their thoughts on the man’s legacy and on losing him.
‘Rest in peace, Dr. Evazan. You had the death sentence on twelve systems but you will forever live on in our nightmares and our hearts,’ one social media user and Star Wars fan tweeted.
‘The bar scene in Star Wars remains one of the coolest ever committed to film. Wholly original, it left an indelible mark on pop culture. Even STAR WARS itself ripped it off, attempting to top it several times only to fall short of the original’s magic,’ another praised.
Other projects that Curtis was a part of were: Take it or Leave it, The Wildcats of St. Trinian’s and The Elephant Man.
Rest in Peace, Alfie Curtis!