Tommy Lane, 'Shaft' Actor and Stuntman, Passed Away at 83
Tommy Lane, 'Shaft' Actor and Stuntman, Passed Away.
Tommy Lane, a veteran actor and stuntman, is no more with us. Sadly, he passed away. He was in his mid-eighties.
Tommy Lane, a veteran actor and stuntman, died at the age of 83.
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Lane, who appeared in Shaft in 1971 and Live and Let Die in 1973, died Monday at Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; as per Variety, his daughter Kamala broke the news.
Lane rose to prominence after starring in Richard Roundtree's classic crime film Shafe, widely regarded as one of the 1970s' most important films.
Tommy appeared in the film as Leroy, who crashed through the protagonist and private investigator John Shaft's office window.
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He was cast as a henchman named Adam in the James Bond blockbuster Live and Let Die just two years later. His acting career began in the mid-1960s when he played in several episodes of NBC's Flipper.
Lane, 83, also appeared trumpet at New York City's legendary Blue Note club during the 1980s, and he appeared in the 1980s crime series, Simon & Simon.
Tommy leaves behind his wife, Raquel Bastias-Lane, seven children, and a stepson.
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