Curtis, who played the uncredited Dr. Evazan, was in the famous Cantina scene where Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness) first meet Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew). As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was amusing, kind & a real gentleman. "Thanks Alf - you'll be missed".
Hamill's eulogy comes right around the same time that he offered another farewell to Carrie Fisher, who portrayed his sister Leia Organa.
Born in Stepney, London in 1930, Curtis began acting since 1973, when he made his debut on the "Bowler" television series.
Hoards of fans have taken to Twitter to mourn the actor's death.
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When Hamill's Skywalker bumps into the character Ponda Baba in the fourth Star Wars installment, Curtis' character tells him that neither he nor his friend Baba like him. I have been neighbours with him for ten years and often listened to the stories. He was happy to see you in the recent film.
"No one's ever really gone..."
A fourth said: "For someone who was a wanted man in 12 systems, it looks like Alfie Curtis lived a long life".
According to the BBC, news of Curtis' death broke Tuesday evening (12/26). A cause of death has not been named.