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Richard Kiel Dead - 'Happy Gilmore' Actor Dies at 74

Richard Kiel Dead - 'Happy Gilmore' Actor Dies at 74

Richard Kiel has died at age 74, according to TMZ.

The 7-foot-2 actor died on Wednesday afternoon (September 10) at a hospital in Fresno, Calif. He had broken his leg last week and was in the hospital since then, but it is not known if his death was connected to the leg injury.

Richard was well known for his role as Mr. Larson in the Adam Sandler golf film Happy Gilmore. He rose to fame when he played the villain Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker opposite Roger Moore.

We send out our thoughts and condolences to Richard‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • Yoyo

    But Jared couldn’t you pick a more flattering photo?

  • omg

    Awww celebrities are dying fast


  • james bond fan

    RIP Jaws

  • aww


  • Verity

    Thank you Richard for the great characters. You will be missed,

  • http://TJRalph1988 Troy

    Sounds like he died of Sepsis/ Septic shock.

    Sad to hear, may he rest in piece.

  • Elinore

    He would have been 75 on Saturday.
    Lived a few miles from me.
    RIP Richard

  • Kyle D

    And YOU can count on me waiting for you in the parking lot…of heaven

  • Rae

    RIP Jaws. You gave me nightmares as a youngster. Now I wish you nothing but sweet dreams.

  • Lola


    Agreed a better picture would have been nice.

    Have no idea about Happy Gilmore, but yes, I do remember him in The Spy Who Loved Me.

    May he rest in peace.

  • Brian. glave

    so. so. so. sad. why. Lord why. u.take. him.. why. lord

  • Brian. glave

    why. why. why


    One of the coolest and intimidating Bond villains RIP

  • Anon

    He was a great man. rest in peace.

  • Becky

    Enjoyed the thrills then and now. Rest in peace.

  • Shanegr7

    I still remember him chasing James Bond … He will be missed … RIP

  • Brent

    I hope I am wrong about this: he breaks his leg, goes to the hospital, they start an IV, two or three days later he dies of sepsis.
    My mom went into the hospital for pneumonia, they started an IV, didn’t use proper aseptic technique and caused a staph infection which, if not diagnosed quickly enough, infection spreads to the blood stream, causing sepsis, then 3 days later, she was dead. Damned Hospitals!!!!