Yaphet Kotto,‘Alien’ and ‘Freddy’s Dead’ Star, Dies at 81.

 Yaphet Kotto,‘Alien’ and ‘Freddy’s Dead’ Star, Dies at 81.

ALIEN, Yaphet Kotto, 1979. ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright / courtesy Everett Collection

We’ve woken to the sad news of the passing of Yaphet Kotto, best known among horror fans for his roles in Alien and Freddy’s Dead.

Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, first posted about Kotto’s death on Facebook Monday night.

“I’m saddened and still in shocked of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years. He died last night around 10:30pm Philippine time. This is a very painful moment for me to inform you all fans, friends and family of my husband.”

He is survived by his wife and six children.

 

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