LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Actor Yaphet Kotto, best known for his roles in “Alien,” “Live and Let Die” and “Midnight Run,” died Sunday at the age of 81, his wife announced Monday.
In a social media post shared on Kotto’s Facebook page, Tessie Sinahon said she was “saddened and still in shocked of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years.”READ MORE: California Focusing On Urgent Projects As Wildfire Season Looms
She said Kotto, who played the James Bond villain Mr. Big, died Sunday night in the Philippines.READ MORE: Future Of Hollywood's Cinerama Dome Still In Question
“You played a villain on some of your movies but for me you’re a real hero and to a lot of people also,” Sinahon wrote. “A good man, a good father, a good husband and a decent human being, very rare to find. One of the best actor in Hollywood a Legend.”MORE NEWS: Paul Flores, Father Arrested In 1996 Disappearance Of Kristin Smart
The circumstances surrounding Kotto’s death were not immediately known.