Actor Richard LeParmentier has died at the age of 66. The star passed away at his home in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
Born in Pittsburgh, Penn., to British and Irish parents, LeParmentier moved to the U.K. in 1974, and made his acting debut in David Essex film "Stardust."
He went on to score small roles in more than 50 TV shows and movies, including "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," and the James Bond thriller "Octopussy," alongside Roger Moore as secret agent 007. He co-starred with his former wife, British actress Sarah Douglas, in films such as "Superman II," "Rollerball" and "The People That Time Forgot."
He also found work as a screenwriter for British series "The Bill," "Boon" and "Love Hurts" in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
LeParmentier, however, will perhaps be best remembered for his part as Admiral Motti in "Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope," in which his character was famously choked by Darth Vader.
One of my fav scenes from original. You knew at that point DV was a different type of villain.
Hey, MSN, can you notate that you changed the story so that we posters don't catch flack for your idiocy? It should say it's been edited.