Published On: Thu, Dec 28th, 2017

Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan In ‘Star Wars,’ Dead At 87

Alfie Curtis

Alfie Curtis, the actor who played Dr. Cornelius Evazan, passed away on Dec. 26. He was 87 and the cause of his death is still unknown at this time.

The Star Wars star appeared in Episode IV –A New Hope. His character was the one who threatened Luke Skywalker in one of the most iconic scenes in the 1977 film that was often referred to as the “Mos Eisley Cantina scene.”

In the famous set, Dr. Cornelius Evazan intimidated Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) before Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) got in the way to break the tension by drawing his lightsaber. Moreover, the scene was memorable because it was when the famous energy sword was first used for a fight in the movie franchise.

According to the Star Wars website, Dr. Evazan was once a promising surgeon; however, he turned wicked after getting into cruel medical experiments that left his victims disfigured. Later, together with Ponda Baba, he became a wanted smuggler.

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Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan In ‘Star Wars,’ Dead At 87