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Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in Star Wars, dies at 87

27 December 2017

"I have the death sentence in 12 systems", the actor tasked to play the most unsafe Mos Eisley Cantina's drunk, Dr Evazan, famously exclaimed.

London born actor, Alfie Curtis, is predominantly remembered for famously threatening Luke Skywalker at Mos Eisley Cantina in the 1977 film Episode IV: A New Hope. "You had the death sentence on twelve systems but you'll forever live on in our nightmares and our hearts", one person tweeted. When he further threatens Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) steps in with his lightsaber and slashes off Baba's arms, intimidating Evazan.

He also referred to him warmly as "funny, kind and a real gentleman". Fans and cast members have taken to Twitter to share their tributes, including Mark Hamill.

On December 15, Twitter user Richard Daley, who said he lived near Alfie in Essex, in the actor's native United Kingdom, tweeted Mark to tell him that his former co-star had passed away. "Thanks Alf - you'll be missed". It was a quick little scene, but fans loved the cameo appearance of the outlaws. Evazan and Baba might not have had the most screen time in the Star Wars saga, however, it's hard to forget the scene, and a lot of books and content from the Star Wars extended universe have helped add color to the outlaws.

Curtis' other movie credits include the 1980s TV series "Cribb" and "The Elephant Man" production from 1980. See more photos of Star Wars actors here.

Alfie Curtis, Dr. Evazan in Star Wars, dies at 87