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Thursday, 29 March 2012

GOODBYE, BILL WESTON...

AFICIONADO chief Scott Weller with the late Bill Weston at the 2008 LONDON FILM AND COMIC CON.

The sad news has come in that legendary JAMES BOND/Classic STAR WARS stuntman Bill Weston has died. I was fortunate enough to have met him in 2008 and he was a very friendly and charming man, much liked by his fellow stuntmen and by the community within the film and TV medium.

I'll always remember Bill for his excellent stunt work in the James Bond film THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, for the exciting fight scene his butler/agent character had with baddie Necros in Timothy Dalton's first (of two) films as Bond. He also appeared in the original STAR WARS as a Stormtrooper in the Blockade Runner battle scenes, and in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK as a Nazi soldier in the infamous and classic Tunisia filmed truck chase...

Bill Weston was one of the deadly Imperial Stormtroopers in the opening scenes of STAR WARS.

He will be much missed. Our condolences go out to Bill's family and friends in this sad time...

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