Richard-Kiel-Obituary

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Richard Dawson Kiel

Sep 13, 1939 – Sep 10, 2014 (Age 74)

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Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.

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I was honored to have met Mr. Kiel in person, at a convention in my home town, and have a photo taken with him. He will be long remembered. John Halas (Akron, OH)

Never forgotten, Rest in Peace sir.

To Richard Kiel.
You were a very talented actor. My prayers go to your family and friends. Lisa Weiner

richard was a wonderfull human being,and a great loving family man.and a great actor.i am proud to have met him and his loving wife Diana twice in northampton during autographica,it was like a dream come true.i still think about him a lot.i wish his wife and family all the strenght,you will never be forgotten my big friend,i hope to meet you again some day.

Richard Kiel brought excitement to otherwise stale movies. His presence in the movies and on television brought a pleasure to millions that few actors had the ability to do. I am deeply sorry for your loss. May his soul be blessed by the highest of high. Mark Davis, [email protected]

He Will truly be missed

I met Mr Kiel at Kettleman's restaurant in Oakhurst, Ca several times. He was truly a giant on screen and qua personality. My belated condolences for his family, Mrrs Rubin and Roger Moore. J. Nordberg in Fresno, an 007 fan

I wish to express my belated condolences to the family of actor Richard Kiel. You lost a beloved member of your family. The world lost a man of talent and kindness. For those of us who never knew Richard personally, we have his performances, the in the James Bond Film Franchise, to remind us of how we can overcome obstacles and rise to achieve success in life. Richard Kiel embodied the will to achieve, and used that will to rise to a level of acting prominence. I am proud to have...

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\r\n\r\n\r\n\"To this day, I go out in sunglasses and a hat because people will shout 'Hey, Jaws!' at me from across the street,\" he told the Daily Mail earlier this year. \"The only way I can explain it is that he's like the Road Runner, which Coyote keeps trying to blow up, but he keeps going.\"

\r\n\r\nKiel's other memorable roles included bullying golf spectator Mr. Larson in \"Happy Gilmore,\" lethal Dr. Loveless's assistant Voltaire in \"The Wild, Wild West\" and extraterrestrial Kanamit in \"The Twilight Zone.\" He also reprised the character of Jaws for several James Bond video games and voiced the thug Vlad in the animated Disney film \"Tangled.\"

\r\n\r\nBorn in Detroit, Kiel began appearing in TV shows and films in the 1960s, debuting in an episode of the Western series \"Laramie.\" He published an autobiography in 2002 titled \"Making It Big in the Movies.\"

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