Curtis worked as a character actor well into the 80s, also appearing in The Elephant Man, The Wildcats of St. Trinian’s, and numerous TV shows.
After news of his passing spread Tuesday night, Mark Hamill shared a beautiful remembrance of his one-time costar, tweeting:
ALFIE CURTIS made the #StarWars Mos Eisley Cantina scene (one of the most memorable I’ve ever been a part of) even MORE memorable. As horrific as he was on-camera, off-camera he was funny, kind & a real gentleman. Thanks Alf- you’ll be missed. #RIP ❤️- mh pic.twitter.com/laxKvbGmrd
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 27, 2017
No cause of death has been revealed. Alfie was 87.
[Image via LucasFilm.]