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Tributes to Diamonds Are Forever actor Joe Robinson after his death aged 90

He died in Brighton after a short illness.

British actor Joe Robinson, who famously took on Sean Connery’s James Bond in a fierce lift fight in Diamonds Are Forever, has died aged 90.

The official James Bond Twitter account paid tribute to the star alongside a clip of the scene.

They wrote: “We are sad to hear that Joe Robinson, Peter Franks in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, has passed away aged 90. Our thoughts are with his family.”

Robinson’s death was announced in The Times condolences column which read: “Robinson Joseph (Tiger Joe) on 3rd July 2017, aged 90, died peacefully in Brighton after a short illness.

“World champion wrestler, master of martial arts, iconic actor and teacher. Beloved father brother uncle and grandfather. Private funeral, memorial celebration to be announced.”

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