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Another legendary Star Wars actor has left us too soon…and what a character he was!

Alfie Curtis, the actor who played Dr. Evazan in the original 1977 Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope), has passed away at the age of 87.

“Who the heck is Dr. Evazan?” you may be asking.  Well, he is the nasty, pig-nosed guy in the Mos Eisley Cantina bar who mistakenly decides to talk some smack to Luke Skywalker.

Evazan and his monster-buddy, Ponda Baba, then meet some serious repercussions when Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn’t stand for Luke getting bullied by a couple of space-drunks.

RIP, Dr. Evazan (Alfie Curtis)!  May the Force be with you!

– East Side Dave

Star Wars (1977) Clip: Cantina Scene (featuring Dr. Evazan).


Special Bonus Clip: Check out the Dr. Evazan & Ponda Baba Easter Egg in 2016’s Rogue One.

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