2 items from 2015
British actor Khan Bonfils, who went by Kan, died Wednesday in London while preparing for an upcoming production of “Dante’s Inferno.” He was 42.
Paramedics and members of the Craft Theatre Company in East London were unable to revive Bonfils after he collapsed in rehearsal, according to the Daily Mail. A cause of death has not yet been announced.
“Kan collapsed during a rehearsal and the director, Rocky Rodriguez Jr., he performed CPR on location,” company spokesperson Chris Hislop said. “An ambulance was called out but unfortunately he couldn’t be resuscitated.”
Hislop added: “The entire company are in shock. There is absolutely severe sadness. It is a real tragedy. I think they are holding it together by talking it through and by being there for each other.”
Bonfils may be best known for his roles in the James Bond and “Star Wars” franchises. He first appeared in the Bond »
- Kevin Noonan
Khan Bonfils has died after collapsing during a theatre rehearsal.
The British actor was known for playing Jedi master Saesee Tiin in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace in 1999.
Members of the Craft Theatre company and paramedics were unable to resuscitate the actor after he collapsed backstage.
Company spokesperson Chris Hislop said: ''Kan collapsed during a rehearsal and the director Rocky Rodriguez Jr performed CPR on location.
"The entire company are in shock. There is absolutely severe sadness, it is a real tragedy."
2 items from 2015
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