Stars Wars actor dies during rehearsal

Khan BonfilsStar Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace actor Khan Bonfils, 42,  passed away during a play rehearsal for Dante’s Inferno in London. The actor — who appeared in Batman Begins— collapsed while rehearsing for the play, which was set to begin later this week at The Rag Factory theatre. Both paramedics and members of the Craft Theatre Company in East London attempted to save Khan. As of now, the cause of his death is still unknown.

Chris Hislop, the company spokesperson, confirmed Khan’s death and stated, “The entire company are in shock. There is absolutely severe sadness, it is a real tragedy.”

Khan also appeared in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and the Bond film Skyfall~Janine Wyslobicky

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  1. Ingrid • January 8, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

    That’s scary, I wonder what happened.

  2. Mike O • January 8, 2015 @ 12:23 PM

    “Star Wars actor” is a bit of a stretch. He was more of an “extra.” His character, Jedi Master Saesee Tiin, had no lines and was basically one of many other Jedi in a battle scene.

  3. Anne R • January 8, 2015 @ 12:55 PM

    Mike O. who cares if he was an extra, a stagehand? He is still deceased and his EXACT position in the production doesn’t make more or less deceased small mind!

  4. NoTribute • January 8, 2015 @ 2:13 PM

    Tribute and their click bait headlines…

  5. April • January 8, 2015 @ 2:20 PM

    Who writes your headlines? So many times they are so misleading.

    I’m sorry to hear of this man’s death. A terrible tragedy.

  6. Daniel • January 8, 2015 @ 4:09 PM

    What part of the headline is misleading? Star Wars? Actor? Dies? During Rehearsal? Which part? Because I’m not seeing it. Oh, he wasn’t a BIG STAR? Yeah, the headline doesn’t say that as far as I can see. Are you disappointed someone more famous didn’t die? You people are sick.

  7. Deb Alves • January 8, 2015 @ 8:33 PM

    I hate when these so called journalists leave you hanging.FINISH THE STORY!

  8. Annette • January 9, 2015 @ 9:47 AM

    You mean cause of death? They haven’t released it, I just did a google search and no one has that info.

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