Death of Baron Samedi actor Geoffrey Holder [2014]

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Multi-talented Geoffrey Holder, who played Baron Samedi in Live And Let Die, died on 5th October 2014 after suffering from pneumonia.

Born in  Trinidad in 1930, Holder worked as actor, dancer, choreographer, director, costume designer, singer, painter and voice over artist. Playing one of the most memorable characters in all the James Bond film, he made the most of his deep bass voice and laugh in the role of top-hatted voodoo villain.

In 1975 Holder won two Tony awards for The Wiz, an all-black version of The Wizard of Oz, for direction and costume design.

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