‘Star Wars’ Actor Khan Bonfils Dies During Rehearsal
Sad news to report: Khan Bonfils, who has appeared in the James Bond film 'Skyfall' as well as 'Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace,' died while rehearsing for a theatre production of 'Dante's Inferno' in east London.
The Telegraph is reporting that Khan collapsed mid-rehearsal and was unable to be resuscitated by paramedics. A spokesperson for the Members of the Craft Theatre company, named Chris Hislop, said: "Khan collapsed during a rehearsal and the director Rocky Rodriguez Jr. performed CPR on location. An ambulance was called out but unfortunately he couldn't be resuscitated."
The Craft Theatre, where Khan was rehearsing, released a statement about his death saying: "The entire company are in shock. There is absolutely severe sadness, it is a real tragedy. I think they are holding it together by talking it through and by being there for each other."
The cause of death is as of yet unknown.
Our thoughts go out to Khan's family during what we can only imagine is an extraordinarily difficult time.
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