Mourning in the world of film. Actor Tommy Lane has died at the age of 83.
Tommy Lane, an actor known for Shaft and With 007 Live and Let Die, died at the age of 83. Death was confirmed by his daughter, Kamala. According to her, the father died after a long crisis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (via Variety).
The actor died on Monday at Florida Medical Center Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, dying of a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to his daughter, Kamala Lane.
In addition to Shaft and With 007 Live and Let Die, Lane starred in Rififi in Harlem, Simon & Simon, and The Big Game. His most recent work is from 2007 when he was part of the cast of Sweat.
In his career, Tommy Lane has starred in “Cotton Comes to Harlem”, “Shamus”, “The Pilot” and “Shaft”, among others.
In Agent 007’s eighth film in a row, Lane plays Adam, one of the assistants to drug lord Dr. Kananga who chased James Bond (s.s .: played by Roger Moore) in the Gulf of Louisiana.
Lane also starred opposite Burt Reynolds in “Shamus” and Cliff Robertson in “The Pilot.” He also played a small role in Nicolas Roeg’s “Eureka”.
Lane was also known as a talented trumpeter: he played in many New York jazz bars, most notably Blue Note in the 1980s.
He had seven children, an adopted son, many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.