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Star Wars and James Bond actor Khan Bonfils dead at 42

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Actor Khan Bonfils dies unexpectedly during rehearsals for Dante's Inferno

Khan Bonfils, an actor best known for his roles as Jedi Master Saesee Tiin in the Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace and in two James Bond movies, Tomorrow Never Dies and Skyfall, has died unexpectedly. He was 42 years old.

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The British actor collapsed onstage on Tuesday during rehearsals for his upcoming play production of Dante's Inferno. According to the Daily Mail, paramedics and members of the Craft Theatre Company in East London tried to save the actor, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bonfils' sudden death has left his the cast and crew devastated, and company spokesman Chris Hislop commented on his passing.

"Khan collapsed during a rehearsal and the director Rocky Rodriguez Jr., he performed CPR on location," Hislop said, according to the Daily Mail. "An ambulance was called out but unfortunately he couldn't be resuscitated."

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"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," he added.

The company also released a statement via Twitter.

According to the Daily Mail, the production of Dante's Inferno was expected to open on Jan. 8 at the Rag Factory in East London, but has been postponed while the company tries to find a replacement.

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Our thoughts are with Bonfils family and friends during this sad time.

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