Yaphet Kotto, 'Aliens' and 'Homicide: Life on the Street' actor, dood by 81

Yaphet Kotto, 'n akteur wat bekend is daarvoor dat hy gravitasies na sy rolle in televisie en film bring, is oorlede, volgens sy agent, Ryan Goldhar. Hy was 81.

Kotto is op Maart oorlede 14 by 10:30 nm. local time in the Philippines, where he lived with his wife, Goldhar said. Information on the cause of death was not provided.
Kotto’s on-screen body of work began in the late ’60s and remained steady through the ’90s. In that time, he amassed an array of memorable roles that spoke to his transformative talent.
    His notable film work includes roles inAlien,” “The Running Man,” “Midnight Run” en “Live and Let Die,” in which he played iconic Bond villain Mr. Groot.
      In television, his longest-running role was as Lt. Al Giardello on NBC’sHomicide: Life on the Street.
          “Yaphet Kotto. My Mom’s favorite,” director Ava DuVernay wrote on Twitter. “He’s one of those actors who deserved more than the parts he got. But he took those parts and made them wonderful all the same. A star. Rest well, sir.
          Television producer David Simon bygevoeg: “Memories and respect for Yaphet Kotto, whose film career was legend even before he came to Baltimore to grace our television drama. But for me, he’ll always be Al Giardello, the unlikeliest Sicilian, gently pulling down the office blinds to glower at detectives in his squadroom.

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