Famed actor Yaphet Kotto has reportedly passed away at the age of 81 years old. Kotto is best known for his roles in Alien and Live and Let Die. He also starred in the television series, Homicide: Life on the Street.
“I’m saddened and still in shock of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years. He died last night around 10:30 p.m. Philippine time,” Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, wrote on Facebook.
“You played a villain in some of your movies but for me, you’re a real hero and to a lot of people also. A good man, a good father, a good husband and a decent human being, very rare to find. One of the best actors in Hollywood a Legend. Rest in Peace Honey, I’m gonna miss you every day, my best friend, my rock.”
Kotto leaves behind his wife, Sinahon, and six children. A cause of death has not yet been shared with the public.