It looks like 2014 is going to be a year remembered by fans of James Bond for the tragic loss of several iconic actors from the movie series.
A few weeks back we had the sad duty to report on the passing of Richard Kiel who played Jaws in two Bond movies and today it is with equal sadness that we report on the passing of Geoffrey Holder who gave us a memorable turn as Baron Samedi the sadistic voodoo priest from ‘Live and Let Die’.
Holder was 84, but was forever young in the eyes of James Bond fans for his compelling performance in what was Roger Moore’s first outing as 007.
The actor passed way due to complication relating to pneumonia.
During his varied career, he directed a dance troupe, performed on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera, and won Tony Awards for musical direction and costume design for ‘The Wiz.’