Yaphet Kotto, featured in Live and Let Die and Alien, has died. He left behind a soul record.

Although he had many roles, most people will remember Yaphet Kotto as the scary Mr. Big in Live and Let Die and later as one of the engineers aboard the Nostromo in the first Alien movie. He died this week at his home in the Philippines. No cause of death has been reported.

While he left behind a huge body of work with his acting, he also recorded this spoken word soul record back in 1968. Early rap? Maybe. (Via Tom)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Yaphet Kotto, featured in Live and Let Die and Alien, has died. He left behind a soul record.

  • March 17, 2021 at 9:58 pm
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    I like this but suspect William Shatner would be jealous.

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