Richard Kiel passes away at 74

Richard Kiel, the actor best known for his role as the steel-toothed Bond villain, Jaws, passed away in hospital on Wednesday, aged 74. 

The actor, instantly recognisable for his incredible height and distinctive features - a result of a hormonal condition called acromegaly - appeared as Jaws opposite Roger Moore's Bond in both The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. He also starred alongside Burt Reynolds in The Longest Yard and Harrison Ford and Robert Shaw in Force 10 from Navarone, as well as having a brilliant cameo in Happy Gilmore. 

From all of us here at The Awesome Update, R.I.P Richard Kiel. 

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