Kotto died on March 14 at 10:30 p.m. local time in the Philippines, where he lived with his wife, Goldhar said. Information on the cause of death was not provided.
Kotto’s on-screen body of work began in the late ’60s and remained steady through the ’90s. In that time, he amassed an array of memorable roles that spoke to his transformative talent.
His notable film work includes roles in “Alien,”http://rss.cnn.com/”The Running Man,”http://rss.cnn.com/”Midnight Run” and “Live and Let Die,” in which he played iconic Bond villain Mr. Big.
In television, his longest-running role was as Lt. Al Giardello on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street.”