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Adam Sandler Releases Statement on 'Happy Gilmore' Co-Star Richard Kiel's Death

Adam Sandler Releases Statement on 'Happy Gilmore' Co-Star Richard Kiel's Death

Adam Sandler has released a comment about the death of his Happy Gilmore co-star Richard Kiel.

Richard Kiel was one of the nicest, funniest guys I’ve ever met. I’ll never forget hanging out with him & how good he was to everyone.” the 48-year-old actor wrote on his Twitter account. “Richard was a special man. My thoughts are with his family.”

Richard, who was also well known for his work in James Bond films, passed away at the age of 74 after being in the hospital for a leg injury. His cause of death is unknown.

Our continued thoughts go out to Richard‘s friends and family during this time.

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  • Richard Rider

    Jaws was one of the greatest Bond villains…ever. he was also hilarious as the construction foreman/golf enthusiast, in Happy Gilmore. My best thoughts go out to Richard Kiel’s family, and friends.

  • plates raposa

    Its difficult to be a giant. And that is what Richard Kiel was.
    Not only was he huge in stature , tremendously kind and generous as well as extremely down to earth, Richard was a genuine giant. The condition comes with physical afflictions which can make day to day life uncomfortable. Sometimes it shortens your life. I don’t know the specific circumstances surrounding Richard’s death. But It is probable that his hugeness at a minimum played a part in his passing.
    Rest in peace, brother.

  • Larry

    Richard Kiel an awesome actor with memorable roles in Bond movies, Outlaw Josey Wales, the original Longest Yard,. “I told you I was gonna break his neck.” To the cameo role he had in Happy Gilmore. If anyone know another movie he’s done, please mention it.

  • Vicki Bogia

    Sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. Prayers to his family. Rest in peace. Great actor.

  • B.Greenan

    Met him once, briefly, liked him instantly.

  • Tom

    If I had to listen to Sandler’s voice at all, I might break my own leg and die. They call that acting?