The 7-foot-2 actor, who played the villainous 'Jaws' in two James Bond movies, last his life on Wednesday (Sept 10th).
One of James Bond's most formidable foes, Richard Kiel, has sadly passed away aged 74. The American actor, well known for playing the villainous character 'Jaws' in the famous spy film franchise, died on Wednesday (Sept 10th) in a California.
Richard Kiel passed away on Wednesday, aged 74
Kiel, who stood an enormous 7-foot-2 tall, lost his life in a Fresno, California, hospital after being submitted for breaking his leg last week, TMZ reports. It is still unclear if his death was directly due to the injury.
Richard Kiel, the legendary Bond villain actor, has died in hospital.
Richard Kiel, the hulking 7-foot-2 actor best known for playing the Bond villain 'Jaws' in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, has died in a Fresno, California, hospital aged 74. Kiel had been treated for a broken leg, though it's unclear if his death is related to the injury.
Richard Kiel - best known for playing Jaws in the Bond movies - has died in California
Though he became an overnight star for playing the terrifying 'Jaws' in the Bond movies, Kiel enjoyed a successful career that spanned five decades in Hollywood. He played an alien invader in 'The Twilight Zone', a ghost in 'Gilligan's Island' and the famous Mr Larson in Adam Sandler's 1966 golf comedy Happy Gilmore.
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Actor Richard Kiel has died at the age of 74.
Richard Kiel, the actor best known for his iconic portrayal of Bond villain Jaws, has passed away aged 74. According to ABC, the American actor broke his leg last week and was being treated in a Fresno, California hospital at the time of his death. It is unknown whether or not his death is connected to his injury.
Kiel pictured in 2008
With a career spanning almost fifty years, Kiel was a memorable figure in films and television, particularly because of his impressive seven-foot-two stature. Undoubtedly his best known role was in two Bond films as the assassin Jaws, distinctive for his steel-capped teeth. He appeared in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me alongside Roger Moore, and his character proved so popular the script was changed, allowing Jaws to survive and return in Moonraker two years later. He only had one line in the entirity of his screen time, and it's a credit to Kiel that his character was so iconic despite this.
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Date of birth
13th September, 1939
Date of death
10th September, 2014