Death of Richard Kiel

September 13, 1939 - September 10, 2014
Fresno, California | Age 74

Jaws actor from Bond films dies at 74
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SCOTT SMITH, The Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.

Kelley Sanchez, director of communications at Saint Agnes Medical Center, confirmed Wednesday that Kiel was a patient at the hospital and died. Kiel's agent, Steven Stevens, also confirmed his death. Both declined to provide further details.

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