RIP Gottfried John

gottfriedjohnGottfried John best know to us as General Ourumov from GoldenEye died of cancer September 1st, 2014. He is survived by his wife.

The actor worked with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and was James Bond’s nemesis in ‘Goldeneye’

German character actor Gottfried John, star of German stage, film and television who found international success as a James Bond villain, died this week of cancer. He was 72.

John was one of a generation of German actors to emerge after World War 2 who took German theater and film in a new direction. He was part of the acting troupe surrounding directing legend Rainer Werner

Pierce Brosnan offered his tribute via Instagram

RIP Goddfried John. My dear friend, We played in the world of James Bond and traveled the world together to celebrate the success of Goldeneye. I am so proud to have worked along side you. My prayers and sympathies go out to your family at this sad time in life…Peace be with you. Pierce

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  1. General Ourumov was one of my favorite Bond villains. Mr. John brought the classic Bond villain’s charisma along with his own tongue-in-cheek style …. qualities that are sorely missed in the new “Bond” in both the hero(s) and the villain(s). It’s nice to hear that you traveled the world with Mr. Brosnan in promoting Goldeneye. I know what wonderful memories it is to share new things with friends. My prayers to your family.

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