There is tragic news today as it has been confirmed that Star Wars actor, Khan Bonfils has passed away.
Star Wars fans will know Khan (also known as Kan) for his role as Jedi Master Saesee Tiin in The Phantom Menace and he has also starred in Batman Begins and Skyfall. The actor was rehearsing for a production of Dante’s Inferno with the Craft Theatre Company in London when he collapsed.
A spokesperson for the theatre company, Chris Hislop spoke about the sudden loss, saying: “Kan collapsed during a rehearsal and the director Rocky Rodriguez Jr, he performed CPR on location. An ambulance was called out but unfortunately he couldn’t be resuscitated.”
The theatre company also paid tribute to the actor on their Twitter page, writing: “With great sadness, we announce the death of Kan Bonfils. His sudden loss is a tragedy and he will be sorely missed.”
With great sadness, we announce the death of Kan Bonfils. His sudden loss is a tragedy and he will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/8vJ4Eqd1Dx
— CRAFT Theatre (@craftheatre) January 6, 2015
Our thoughts are with his family at this painful time.