Sad news from Hollywood earlier this week that Richard Kiel, the 7-foot-2 actor best known for playing the James Bond villain Jaws, died Wednesday at the age of 74.

A caused of death hasn't been announced, but TMZ says Kiel was hospitalized recently for a broken leg in Fresno, California.

He appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows over the past 50 years -- including Happy Gilmore, The Longest Yard, The Twilight Zone and Gilligan's Island. But he's best remembered for his roles in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

Kiel was initially cast to star in TV's The Incredible Hulk, but lost the role two days into filming because he wasn't muscular enough. He was replaced by bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno.

Here is a clip from one of his Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me.


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