The bright lights of Broadway are set to be dimmed on Friday (10Oct14) in memory of late actor Geoffrey Holder.
The former Bond villain died on Sunday (05Oct14) after suffering complications from pneumonia at the age of 84, and now officials at the Broadway League have decided to salute him by turning down theatre marquee lights for one minute this week.
Holder won two Tony Awards for direction and costume design for his 1975 production of The Wiz, an all-black revamp of the classic L. Frank Baum story The Wizard of Oz, while he also helmed and choreographed the Tony-nominated musical Timbuktu! in 1978.
The dancer/actor, who passed away aged 84 after a battle with pneumonia, was best known for playing villainous voodoo henchman Baron Samedi opposite Sir Roger Moore's 007 in 1973 Bond move Live and Let Die.
His passing has sparked an outpouring of grief in the entertainment industry, with stars including Jackson offering tributes.
Geoffrey Holder has died at the age of 84.
Geoffrey Holder, the celebrated actor, choreographer, dancer and artist, has died at the age of 84.
Holder died on Sunday (5th October) in New Jersey in the Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood. His cause of death is listed as complications from pneumonia, as the New York Times reports. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Carmen de Lavallade, and their son, Léo.
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Actor/dancer Geoffrey Holder has died at the age of 84.
The star passed away of complications from pneumonia on Sunday (05Oct14) in Manhattan, according to the New York Times.
Holder enjoyed a career spanning the movie, Tv, art, stage and dance worlds.
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Geoffrey Holder and Carmen De Lavallade - Geoffrey Holder & Carmen de Lavallade New York City, USA - Opening night performance of Come Back, Little Sheba at the Biltmore Theatre - Arrivals Thursday 24th January 2008
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Date of birth
1st August, 1930
Date of death
5th October, 2014