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'Jaws' actor Richard Kiel has died at the age of 74

10-Sep-2014 • Actor News

American actor Richard Kiel, famous for his towering performances in two James Bond films 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Moonraker', passed away this afternoon.

His unique stature and glimmering teeth making him a fan favourite henchman from the moment the film hit the cinema. Jaws was so popular with audiences that producers brought him back for a second outing opposite Roger Moore.

Kiel was due to appear at a James Bond convention in Kankakee, Illinois, on Saturday 6th September 2014 but had to cancel due to breaking his leg after a fall at his home and was hospitalized in Fresno, California.

Richard Kiel passed away in hospital a few days later on Wednesday 10th September 2014 at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife Diane Rogers and his children.

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