James Bond 'Jaws' Star Richard Kiel Dead
Giant-sized actor who played iconic henchman passes away at 74...
Richard Kiel, the actor who played villain Jaws in two James Bond movies has passed away at the age of 74.
The 7ft 2in star appeared in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me and 1979's Moonraker, and was introduced to a younger generation with a role in Adam Sandler's 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore.
No cause of death has yet been revealed, but US gossip site TMZ reports that he was hospitalised with a broken leg in Fresno, California, last week.
And a family member told the site that Kiel has now passed away, although it is unclear whether his death is related to the injury.
I am totally distraught to learn of my dear friend Richard Kiel's passing. We were on a radio programme together just a week ago. Distraught
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) September 11, 2014
Sir Roger Moore, who played 007 opposite Kiel, expressed his grief on Twitter.
"I am totally distraught to learn of my dear friend Richard Kiel's passing. We were on a radio programme together just a week ago. Distraught."