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'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor Tamayo Perry killed in shark attack

By Agence France-Presse Published Jun 25, 2024 8:50 am

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, June 23 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 reboot 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.

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)