Just weeks after losing Richard Kiel we now lose another Bond henchman. Geoffrey Holder passed away on October 5th at the age of 84. He was an actor, dancer, choreographer, costume designer, vocalist and voice artist. He was Baron Samedi in Roger Moore’s first Bond film Live and let die in 1973. He was also in Doctor Doolittle and Annie plus you know doubt remember him putting his great voice to use in numerous 7UP commercials. One of the roles I remember him for is the 1980 ABC weekend special version of Poe’s The gold bug (very, very loosely adapted). Holder played Jup and the show co-starred Roberts Blossom (Home Alone, Close encounters of the third kind) and a very young Anthony Michael Hall. Even though it was much different than the original story it was interesting enough to spark my interest in Poe. Mr. Holder was a unique individual who made his presence known in every project he was in.