An actor who appeared in a James Bond film and as a Jedi master in the Star Wars: Episode 1 has collapsed and died during a rehearsal for an upcoming theatre production. Khan (also known as Kan) Bonfils was rehearsing for Dante’sInferno, which was due to open at The Rag Factory in east London this week when he collapsed yesterday.
Members of the Craft Theatre company and paramedics fought to save his life but he could not be resuscitated.
Chris Hislop, the company’s spokesman, said: “Kan collapsed during a rehearsal and the director Rocky Rodriguez Jr, he performed CPR on location.
“An ambulance was called out but unfortunately he couldn’t be resuscitated.” The cause of death has yet to be ascertained, he added.