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PostSubject: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:15 am

http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/10/richard-kiel-james-bond-jaws-dies-at-74/




Richard Kiel, who became famous for portraying the James Bond villain, Jaws ... died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 74 ... TMZ has learned.

Kiel starred in dozens of movies over the span of 50 years ... though his Jaws character became his most iconic role after debuting in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" alongside Roger Moore. He returned in "Moonraker" two years later.

The 7-foot-2 Kiel also co-starred with Adam Sandler in the golf classic "Happy Gilmore."

Kiel had broken his leg last week and was in a hospital in Fresno, CA. A family member tells us he passed away this afternoon in the hospital -- and it's unclear if his death was connected to the leg injury.

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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:29 am

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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:56 am

Shame. RIP.

Kiel played a genuinely spooky and menacing henchman, mainly through actions rather than dialogue.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:09 pm

Just saw your post on facey, Control… RIP. 74 is still quite young, and seems as though it was unexpected.

Two Bond villains in the span of a month :(

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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:25 pm

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Just saw your post on facey, Control… RIP. 74 is still quite young, and seems as though it was unexpected.

You have to remember that Kiel suffered from acromelagy, which can reduce your lifespan by up to 15 years. It's amazing that he lived as long as he did.

He was a lovely, kind bloke, and a worldwide ambassador for Bond. He can shall be sorely missed. RIP.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:36 pm

RIP, Jaws. The dial-a-henchman scene which brings him back in MOONRAKER is a classic Bond moment. I'm also one of the few who loved how he switched sides at the end of that film. A very sad loss.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:53 pm

He's biting through cable cars in heaven now.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:12 pm

I wonder if his appearence on BBC Radio 4's The Reunion last Sunday was his last interview. He spoke of conquering his alcoholism and finding Jesus. He also sounded very frail, not an image you normally associate with a man more than seven feet tall.

Maybe he knew his time had come.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:22 pm

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Just saw your post on facey, Control… RIP. 74 is still quite young, and seems as though it was unexpected.

Two Bond villains in the span of a month :(


Who was the other one?
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:24 pm

R.I.P.

It's like a bite has been taken out of my childhood (pun intended, but in a respectful manner).

Also, hi guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:30 pm

Possibly Kiel's last interview:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04g6zg8
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:33 pm

Great to see so much media and fan attention for Kiel.

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Also, hi guys.

Welcome back buddy!

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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:42 pm

*tips hat*
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:21 am

R.I.P. to a gentle giant ... one of the series' most memorable villains and a nice guy in real life by all accounts.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:17 am

Jaws used to scare me when I was very young, just the sight of those teeth about to bite Bond's leg in Moonraker...A literal giant of the screen, had a decent turn in a Starsky & Hutch episode to boot.

RIP.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:06 pm

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Jaws used to scare me when I was very young, just the sight of those teeth about to bite Bond's leg in Moonraker...A literal giant of the screen, had a decent turn in a Starsky & Hutch episode to boot.

RIP.

The scene at the pyramids was genuinely terrifying as a kid.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:21 pm

Sir Roger remembers Kiel:

https://www.yahoo.com/movies/roger-moore-remembers-his-james-bond-costar-richard-97233814202.html
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:24 pm

The scene on the train to Sardinia used to freak me out as well. RIP.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:34 pm

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Hilly KCMG wrote:
Jaws used to scare me when I was very young, just the sight of those teeth about to bite Bond's leg in Moonraker...A literal giant of the screen, had a decent turn in a Starsky & Hutch episode to boot.

RIP.

The scene at the pyramids was genuinely terrifying as a kid.

Same here. Also worth mentioning the alleyway scene in MOONRAKER.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:48 pm

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Control wrote:
Hilly KCMG wrote:
Jaws used to scare me when I was very young, just the sight of those teeth about to bite Bond's leg in Moonraker...A literal giant of the screen, had a decent turn in a Starsky & Hutch episode to boot.

RIP.

The scene at the pyramids was genuinely terrifying as a kid.

Same here. Also worth mentioning the alleyway scene in MOONRAKER.

It was pretty pee-inducing.
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:22 pm

I found it hard to be intimidated by these scenes, compared to the amount of funny ones...

Jaws flapping his arms like a bird in Moonraker's pretitles, the cable car going through the building, and getting shocked through his teeth...his facial expressions were priceless laugh
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:09 pm

RIP
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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:19 am

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Control wrote:
Hilly KCMG wrote:
Jaws used to scare me when I was very young, just the sight of those teeth about to bite Bond's leg in Moonraker...A literal giant of the screen, had a decent turn in a Starsky & Hutch episode to boot.

RIP.

The scene at the pyramids was genuinely terrifying as a kid.

Same here. Also worth mentioning the alleyway scene in MOONRAKER.

Both scenes even now have some chill factor though much less so of course now I'm verging on 30. The Moonraker one in particular. One of those nights we had our grandparents and uncles round, TV on, Moonraker and as the alley scene happens I scarper under the dining table where my dad's sitting laughing.

Forgot until today his turn in Force 10 from Navarone.


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PostSubject: Re: Jaws is dead at 74   Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Message from Richard Kiel's wife, Diane, to fans:

Diane Kiel wrote:
To all of Richard's wonderful friends and fans,

My heart has been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, messages, flowers, cards, and food following the loss of my husband. I have taken great comfort from seeing all the pictures that family,friends and fans have been posting on Facebook, many of which I have never seen before.

I have never been more proud of my four children and their families than I have since the death of their dad and papa. They have been my rock and it is through them that Richard lives on.

A special thanks to our good friends Mike and Becky Carey, who are taking care of so many of the details of the service for me, what a blessing you have been to our family.

Thank you one and all for sharing how Richard has touched your lives. It is great knowing that not only was he loved by us, but also by so many others.

While we will miss him being here with us, we will forever hold him close in our hearts. As Christians, we know that this is not the end, and that we shall all be together again.

For those of you who would like to celebrate his life with us, a memorial service will be held on Friday, September 26th at 10:00 at Yosemite Lakes Community Church in Coarsegold, California.

Love to you all and God bless,

Diane Kiel
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