Yaphet Kotto, known for roles as Parker in 1979’s “Alien” and Lieutenant Al Giardello in “Homicide: Life on the Street,” has died. He was 81.
Kotto’s agent Ryan Goldhar confirmed the news Tuesday. His wife Tessie Sinahon announced his death in a Facebook post Monday.
“I’m saddened and still in shock of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years. He died last night around 10:30 pm Philippine time,” she wrote. “Rest in Peace Honey, I’m gonna miss you every day, my best friend, my rock. I love you and you will always be in my heart. Till we meet again!”