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Friday, 22 September 2017 - 9:09
NFL star and actor Bernie Casey dies at 78
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Bernie Casey, the ex-American Football player who became the first black actor to play James Bond's CIA ally Felix Leiter, has died in Los Angeles at 78.

The actor, who played Leiter opposite Sir Sean Connery in 1983's Never Say Never Again, had other roles in Boxcar Bertha and Revenge of the Nerds.

He also appeared in Cleopatra Jones and other so-called "blaxploitation" films.

They included Dr Black, Mr Hyde, a 1976 horror film inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde story.

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