Alfie Curtis, who played Dr. Cornelius Evazan in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” passed away at the age of 87, according to reports. His cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Curtis’ character is remembered for bullying Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley cantina, telling him “You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men. I have the death sentence on 12 systems.”
WATCH – ALFIE CURTIS IN THE MOS EISLEY CANTINA SCENE:
Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, took to his Twitter account to pay tribute to the former actor.
ALFIE CURTIS made the #StarWars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I've ever been a part of) even MORE memorable. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman. Thanks Alf- you'll be missed. #RIP ❤️- mh pic.twitter.com/laxKvbGmrd
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017
Curtis was born in 1930 in London and is also known for his role as the Milkman in “The Elephant Man.”