Richard Kiel, best known for his role as the steel-toothed villain Jaws in two 1970s James Bond films, has died aged 74.

The statuesque 7ft 2in actor portrayed the mercenary assassin Jaws in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me and the 1979 thriller Moonraker both opposite Sir Roger Moore as Agent 007.

Kiel died on Wednesday afternoon at a hospital in Fresno, California, according to a report on Wednesday by TMZ.

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