R.I.P. Yaphet Kotto

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I do not follow the world of movie stars, but when an actor big enough passes away, even I may hear of it. So it came to me that Yaphet Kotto (1939-2021) passed away on 15 March.

Kotto is best known (to me at least) for being the ‘bad guy’ in the Bond classic “Live And Let Die”.

Kananga or Mr. Big is a drug dealer with a massive empire and (of course) wealth beyond belief). He also dabbles in Voodoo and Tarot which result in some of the most memorable Bond scenes.

It goes without saying that Kananga is defeated by Bond in the end, but since it has been a while since I saw “Live And Let Die”, Kotto’s passing was a good reminder to watch it again.

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