The man who became instantly recognisable after portraying the James Bond villain, Jaws, Richard Kiel has died. He was 74.

Standing at over 7-feet-tall, Kiel also co-starred with Adam Sandler’s “Happy Gilmore.”


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Kiel starred in dozens of movies over the span of 50 years … though his Jaws character became his most iconic role after debuting in 1977’s “The Spy Who Loved Me” alongside Roger Moore. He returned in “Moonraker” two years later. Kiel had broken his leg last week and was in a hospital in Fresno, CA. A family member tells us he passed away this afternoon in the hospital — and it’s unclear if his death was connected to the leg injury. source

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kiel’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time.