Star Wars Actor Alfie Curtis Dies Aged 87

Tonya Becker
December 28, 2017

Curtis is best known as the one who threatened and shoved Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) at the cantina bar in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Curtis worked as a character actor well into the 80s, also appearing in The Elephant Man, The Wildcats of St. Trinian's, and numerous TV shows.

"I have the death sentence in 12 systems", the actor tasked to play the most unsafe Mos Eisley Cantina's drunk, Dr Evazan, famously exclaimed.

"As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, kind and a real gentleman". Thanks, Alf- you'll be missed.


"I have the death sentence on 12 systems", he said.

The star, 87, died on December 25, 2017 - exactly one year after Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, died aged 60.

Alfie Curtis was born in London in 1930.

Fans reacted to the news of Curtis' passing via Twitter.


In a nutshell, Curtis' Star Wars character is a promising plastic surgeon whose revolutionized medical techniques but ended up hurting his patients.

More dedicated "Star Wars" are likely familiar with Dr. Evazan's backstory, according to iO9.

Cornelius Evazan appears briefly in 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, where, played by actor Michael Smiley, he warns Cassian Andor to - you guessed it - "just watch yourself".

"His "I don't like you either" line was absolute perfection". Wholly original, it left an indelible mark on pop culture.


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