Star Wars actor Alfie Curtis has died

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - BBC News is reporting that actor, Alfie Curtis, who played Dr. Evans in "Star Wars: A New Hope," has died.

His character in "A New Hope" threatened Luke Skywalker at the Mos Eisley Cantina, telling Skywalker - "I have the death sentence on 12 systems."

Mark Hamill tweeted the following after hearing the news of Curtis's death:

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.

Curtis was 87.