Tommy Lane dead – James Bond actor who starred in Live and Let Die dies aged 83 after battle with COPD

ACTOR Tommy Lane who starred in James Bond film Live and Let Die has died aged 83.

The star, who was also a trained stuntman, passed away in Florida after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


His daughter Kamala confirmed her dad's death at Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale to Variety yesterday.

Born in Miami, Tommy played a hitman in the iconic 1971 film Shaft where he was thrown out of a window by the hero played by Richard Roundtree.

He then starred as a burly henchman named Adam in the 1973 Bond movie Live and Let Die starring Roger Moore.

Tommy's other credits include NBC show Flipper in 1964, 1970 film Cotton Comes to Harlem, comedy movie Blue Skies Again in 1983 and 1997 film Virtual Weapon.

According to Variety, Tommy was a jazz musician and played trumpet and flugelhorn at New York City’s Blue Note in the 1980s.

He is survived by wife Raquel and seven children, a stepson and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Live and Let Die was Moore's first outing as Ian Fleming's legendary British super spy.

In the movie, Tommy's character says to Bond: "You made one mistake back on that island, Bond.

"You took something that didn’t belong to you. And you took it from a friend of Mr. Big’s. That kind of mistake is tough to bounce back from."

Sir Roger died in 2017 after losing his battle with cancer aged 89.

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