First Gen. Ouruomov, then Jaws, and now the great Baron Samedi has passed away from complications of pneumonia..
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Posted 06 October 2014 - 07:08 PM
So I guess we will never find out what ever happened to Baron Samedi...
Makes me sad to see all these great actors from the Bond films pass away. I always thought he was one of the best henchmen in the series.
Rest in peace
Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:27 PM
The hits just keep coming! I wish an easy rest to the enigmatic performer that was Geoffrey Holder. Thanks for the memories...
Posted 06 October 2014 - 10:09 PM
R.I.P. Geoffrey Holder.
A great performer and dancer and a great Bond villain.
Edited by Grard Bond, 06 October 2014 - 10:10 PM.
Posted 07 October 2014 - 06:40 AM
A multi talented man who created an intriguing Bond villain, and one of my favourite closing images in any Bond film - Baron Samedi on the front of that train, laughing all the way as if to say "Do you really think you've won, Mr Bond?"
Posted 07 October 2014 - 07:28 AM
So sad, another Bond alumni leaves us in the shadow of others.
A brilliant actor, an iconic villain and very memorable!
Such a great bad-guy too for the series and the Roger Moore era as a whole. And that laugh!
Posted 07 October 2014 - 08:02 PM
One of the funniest, creepiest henchmen ever. For me he encapsulates LALD, perfectly combining surreal comedy and genuine menace. I'll drink a 7 Up in his honor.
Posted 08 October 2014 - 03:19 AM
^ Good description. Holder was one of the most memorable characters in the Moore era.
Posted 08 October 2014 - 01:59 PM
By far one of the most memorable characters in the series. The scene where Bond and Solitaire encounter Samedi in the graveyard may be my favorite surreal moment. The character is used perfectly, not too much screen time and enough to keep you wanting more.
Did Geoffrey Holder ever do an interview or discuss his work on LALD? I'd like to know what his thoughts were.