Jaws From James Bond Dies


Actor Richard Kiel who played Jaws, the villain from the James Bond movies, died in hospital in California three days before his 75th birthday.

Kiel also appeared in the 1996 Adam Sandler movie ‘Happy Gilmore’, but was best known for his portrayal of the bad guy in Bond classics ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and ‘Moonraker’.

According to TMZ.com, he died in hospital in Fresno, California, on Wednesday, September 10. The cause of death has not been confirmed yet.

Former Bond star Sir Roger Moore took to Twitter.com to express his respects for the actor.

“I am totally distraught to learn of my dear friend Richard Kiel’s passing. We were on a radio programme together just a week ago. Distraught.Can’t take it in.”

Actress Barbara Eden, who co-starred with Richard in the 1960s sitcom ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ also paid her tributes.

“Many fond memories of Richard Kiel, sweet man & gentle giant.My thoughts & prayers to his family & friends.”

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