I have to share John’s wonderful tribute to the charismatic veteran actor Yaphet Kotto. R.I.P.

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RIP Yaphet Kotto….

Sad news to share: the Iconic Actor Yaphet Kotto has died at the age of 81..-

He was born in Harlem, New York, of Cameroonian royal ancestry (his great -grandfather had been a king in pre-colonial days of the country!

Kotto got his start on Broadway, before launching a great career in movies and on TV.

Among his many credits were “Across 110th St”, the gritty 1972 thriller about two New York City cops go after amateur crooks who are trying to rip off the Mafia and start a gang war.

Kotto starred alongside the legendary Anthony Quinn.

Here is the trailer:

Many will know Kotto for appearing in a legendary film franchise:

Kotto starred in Roger Moore’s first turn as 007 in “Live And Let Die” in 1973, and the following year starred in another terrific 70’s action thriller:

“Truck Turner”

In this 1974 film, Isaac…

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