Khan Bonfils, a young actor who starred in the James Bond thriller, Skyfall and as a Jedi master in the Star Wars franchise has collapsed and died during a theatre rehearsal.
He was rehearsing for Dante’s Inferno, which was due to open at The Rag Factory in London this week.
Members of the production’s Craft Theatre company and paramedics were unable to resuscitate Bonfils.
Chris Hislop, the company’s spokesman, said the cast and crew were devastated by the death.
”Bonfils collapsed during a rehearsal and the director Rocky Rodriguez Jr performed CPR on location.”
“The entire company are in shock. There is absolutely severe sadness, it is a real tragedy,” Hislop added.
The cause of death is not known.
Dante’s Inferno is expected to continue with another actor from the theatre company replacing Bonfils.
Bonfils featured in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life (2003), Batman Begins (2005) and several productions on the West End stage.