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Sir Roger tribute to Jaws actor

Sir Roger Moore says he is "totally distraught" at the death of his James Bond co-star Richard Kiel who has died aged 74.

Kiel, who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films, appeared with Sir Roger on Radio 4's The Reunion only last week to talk about the films.

Sir Roger, 86, said: "I am totally distraught to learn of my dear friend Richard Kiel's passing. We were on a radio programme together just a week ago. Distraught.

" Can't take it in."

Kiel, who was 7ft 2in tall, died at a hospital in California.

He had a lengthy career in television and cinema but was best known as the cable-chomping henchman who tussled with Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

His height was attributed to a hormonal condition called acromegaly.

He published an autobiography in 2002 titled Making It Big in the Movies.

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