James Bond star, Frank McRae has died of a heart attack at the age of 80.
His daughter confirmed he died on April 29, 2021.
McRae was best known for his role as the famous spy’s friend Sharkey in 1989’s Licence to Kill and previously played defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams in the 60s.
James Bond’s official Twitter account paid tribute on Thursday, writing: ‘We are sorry to hear that Frank McRae, who played Sharkey in Licence To Kill, has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.’
Fans of the film star shared their condolences on social media, writing: ‘R.I.P the irreplaceable Frank McRae – 1944 – 2021. Such a wonderful actor who elevated every scene & movie he appeared in