Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md., on July 12, 1998. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film Live and Let Die and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90’s NBC police drama Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday at age 81.

FILE – Actor Yaphet Kotto appears on his wedding day in Baltimore, Md. on July 12, 1998. Kotto, the commanding actor of the James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and as Lt. Al Giardello on the 90’s NBC police drama “Homicide: Life on the Street, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at age 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. She said he died Monday in the Philippines. Kotto’s agent, Ryan Goldhar, confirmed Kotto’s death. (AP Photo/John Gillis, File)