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Actor Richard Kiel, best known for playing metal-mouthed James Bond villain Jaws, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Fresno, California, Reuters reports. He was 74.
Kiel died at Saint Agnes Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Kelley Sanchez said. She did not reveal any further details on the cause of his death, citing patient confidentiality.

Standing 7 feet 2 inches (2.2 meters) tall, Kiel's imposing height made him one of the most recognizable villains in the James Bond film franchise, playing Jaws in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" and 1979's "Moonraker" opposite Roger Moore's Bond.

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Always a friendly face at the Autographicas when I have seen him there. Truly nice man. RIP

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Met Mr. Kiel and wife at the Burbank UACC show in 2004... such fine people!

He had pituitary gigantism, and the treatment when he was a young man, then already married, would have left him sterile. He opted out, and subsequently in 2004 he and his wife were proud parents of a son completing medical school.

They also told an amusing anecdote: when they had recently visited his hometown of Detroit, they were careful not to hesitate too long at red lights for fear of hoodlums. Yep, the nearly indestructible Jaws of Bond movies was wary of the same punks we all try to avoid! May God bless.

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I also met him at the 2004 S&H Burbank show. He was a very nice fellow.

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