Alfie Curtis (Dr. Evazan in 'Star Wars: A New Hope') Dead at 87

December 27, 2017


The Mos Eisley Cantina lost its most infamous patron. Alfie Curtis, the actor who played Dr. Evazan, has died at 87 years old, the BBC reports.

Curtis is best known as the one who threatened and shoved Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) at the cantina bar in Star Wars: A New Hope.

Hamill recalls the cantina scene as “one of the most memorable.” See his tribute to the late actor below.

Throughout the 1980s, Curtis, a British actor, also had roles in the movie The Elephant Man and the television series Cribb. Watch his memorable Star Wars scene below.

According to the BBC, news of Curtis’ death broke Tuesday evening (12/26). The cause of death has yet to be revealed.