'Pirates Of The Caribbean' actor killed in Hawaii shark attack


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In this undated image released by Christa Funk, shows well-known Hawaii lifeguard Tamayo Perry (left) and his wife Emilia posing for photograph with surf boards. Perry was killed in a shark attack, Sunday, June 23, 2024, off Oahu, Hawaii. Photo: AP

A Hawaiian surfer who also acted on TV and in movies including Johnny Depp's Pirates Of The Caribbean has died in a shark attack, authorities said.

Tamayo Perry, 49, died on Sunday at Malaekahana Beach on Oahu, moments after the encounter.

Perry played a buccaneer in the fourth installment of the popular swashbuckling franchise, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

He also appeared in the re-boot of Hawaii Five-O and in cult TV series Lost, which was largely filmed on the US archipelago, as well as in the 2002 surf movie Blue Crush.

In addition to his big and small screen appearances, Perry was a lifeguard and professional surfer who was well known in the local community.

In this undated image released by Christa Funk, shows well-known Hawaii lifeguard Tamayo Perry pipeline surfing. Photo: APIn this undated image released by Christa Funk, shows well-known Hawaii lifeguard Tamayo Perry pipeline surfing. Photo: AP

Honolulu acting Ocean Safety chief Kurt Lager said as a lifeguard, Perry was "loved by all" on Oahu's north shore.

"Tamayo's personality was infectious, and as much as people loved him, he loved everyone else more," he said.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi told a press conference on Sunday that Perry's death was "tragic."

"Tamayo was a legendary waterman and highly respected. (He) grew up right over here, and just a great member of our ocean safety team." – AFP

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