Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in 'Star Wars,' Dies at 87

Dr. Evazan in

Dr. Evazan in"A New Hope with Luke Skywalker

Evazan is one of two "wanted men" who confront Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley Cantina and takes a lightsaber from Obi-Wan Kenobi for his troubles.

"You just watch yourself - I have the death sentence on 12 systems", he tells Skywalker, the actor of whom - Mark Hamill - paid tribute to Curtis on Twitter. He wrote: "Sorry to say that Alfie Curtis who worked with you on Episode IV of Star Wars passed away last week". Alfie Curtis' other credits include the 1980s TV series Cribb as well as 1980s classic The Elephant Man opposite John Hurt.

Some shared their condolences on Twitter.

Hamill's eulogy comes right around the same time that he offered another farewell to Carrie Fisher, who portrayed his sister Leia Organa.

Alfie Curtis passed away aged 87Who was Alfie Curtis?

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Although Evazan was never named in Star Wars, and appeared only briefly, his backstory was developed elsewhere in the Expanded Universe (now referred to as Legends). Thanks, Alf- you'll be missed.

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A third stated: "The bar scene in #StarWars remains one of the coolest sequences ever committed to film". "I don't like you either" is still the best delivered".

According to the BBC, news of Curtis' death broke Tuesday evening (12/26). The cause of death was not revealed to the public.

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