Alfie Curtis' character in Star Wars famously known for threatening Luke Skywalker at the Mos Eisley Cantina in the first of the original trilogy, has died at age 87 on Tuesday.Mark Hamill, who portrayed Luke Skywalker's character in the original trilogy and sequel trilogy, tweeted a tribute to the late actor:
"Alfie Curtis made the Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina scene - one of the most memorable I've ever been a part of - even more memorable. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind and a real gentleman. Thanks Alf - you'll be missed."
ALFIE CURTIS made the #StarWars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I've ever been a part of) even MORE memorable. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman. Thanks Alf- you'll be missed. #RIP ❤️- mh pic.twitter.com/laxKvbGmrd— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017
His death was announced on the Comic Book Star Wars website on Tuesday night, but the cause of his death has not yet been revealed.
The character may not have earned much screentime, but various books and extended universe materials fleshed out the character's terrifying backstory.
Dr. Evazan was known for using creative methods during his surgeries in which his patients were inflicted with more harm than good, often leaving them disfigured. His creative methods put him in the crosshairs of a bounty hunter, giving the doctor a taste of his own medicine by leaving him disfigured.
Ponda Baba intervened in the incident, forging a bond that turned into a successful smuggling duo working for Jabba the Hutt on various missions.
A tribute to the character was also seen for a brief moment in Rogue One when Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, bumped into him by accident on Jedha.