Original Dr. Evazan, Alfie Curtis Passes Away

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Alfie Curtis as Dr. Evazan in Star Wars: A New Hope
Alfie Curtis as Dr. Evazan in Star Wars: A New Hope

According to Jedi News, Alfie Curtis, who played Cornelius Evazan (Dr. Evazan) in Star Wars: A New Hope, has died. The character was most famous for threatening Luke Skywalker in the Mos Eisley Cantina saying, “I have the death sentence on 12 systems!”

In Star Wars lore, Doctor Cornelius Evazan was from the planet Alsakan.  He was an up-and-coming cosmetic surgeon until he became gripped by madness and began practicing “creative surgery” on his patients, leaving his victims horrifically disfigured. He was soon the focus of a bounty hunter, but was rescued by Ponda Boba. The two formed a quick friendship and started dealing spice, which garnered their “wanted men” status.

The duo soon ran into the wrong farm boy and Jedi Knight in Chalmun’s Cantina.

Curtis, born in 1930, had a long career that also included roles in David Lynch’s The Elephant Man, The Wildcats of St. Trinian’s, and on numerous British TV shows. The Outer Rim News team’s thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time.