Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81

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Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81

Actor Yaphet Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and as Lt. Al Giardello on the ’90s NBC police drama “Homicide: Life on the Street,” died Monday at age 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. She said he died Monday in the Philippines. Kotto’s agent, Ryan Goldhar, confirmed Kotto’s death.

Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81

Actor Yaphet Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and as Lt. Al Giardello on the ’90s NBC police drama “Homicide: Life on the Street,” died Monday at age 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. She said he died Monday in the Philippines. Kotto’s agent, Ryan Goldhar, confirmed Kotto’s death.
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