Jane Seymour discusses role in James Bond: Live and Let Die
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Jane Seymour, 70, took to her Instagram to pay a heartfelt tribute to Yaphet Kotto, who had starred alongside her and the late Sir Roger Moore in the James Bond film, Live and Let Die. The actress uploaded a still from the 1973 movie showing her and Yaphet together in the midst of a tense scene.
He was a kind man
Jane, who was around 23 at the time, looked radiant in a plunging red swimsuit, while Yaphet appeared dapper in a brown suit.
She wrote in view of her 196,000 followers: “I had the pleasure of working with Yaphet Kotto on Live and Let Die as a very young actress.
“He was a kind man and working with him was quite an unforgettable experience.
“Yaphet was an amazing actor who really embodied Mr Big. I shall miss him, Rest In Peace,” she added.
Underneath fans of the movie also paid their respects to the late film villain, as they mourned his death.
One said: “It’s sad to hear about Mr Yaphet Kotto. What hurts a little more, Ms Seymour is the only survivor from the main cast of Live And Let Die.”
Another replied: “RIP Yaphet. Such sad sad news.”
A third commented: “That’s sad to hear of his passing. Actors become so close as cast members working on projects.”
While a fourth replied: “May he rest in power.”
Yaphet starred in the Bond film as Dr Kananga / Mr Big, a corrupt Caribbean Prime Minister who doubles as a drug lord.
Jane, meanwhile, starred as Solitaire, Kananga’s psychic and Bond’s love interest.
Yaphet passed away in the Philippines on Monday at the age of 81.
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His wife of 24 years Tessie Sinahon confirmed the sad news on Facebook, she wrote “You played a villain on some of your movies but for me, you’re a real hero and to a lot of people also.
“A good man, a good father, a good husband and a decent human being, very rare to find.
“One of the best actors in Hollywood, a Legend. Rest in Peace Honey, I’m gonna miss you everyday, my best friend, my rock.”
Yaphet also starred in The Running Man and Alien, as well as hit TV shows The A-Team and Law and Order.
The actor is survived by his wife and six children.
Meanwhile, British-born Jane is now residing in Los Angeles where she maintains a very healthy lifestyle.
Jane who only recently turned 70, shared on Loose Women she still weighs the same now as she did when she was 17, due to a rigorous workout regime and healthy diet.
The former Bond girl divulged she only eats one meal a day which is sometimes savoured with a glass of wine or a square of dark chocolate.
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