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Sunday, June 11, 2006

John Ghavam (1939 - 2006)

John Ghavam

In April an actor named John Ghavam died of liver failure in Northampton, UK. This actor had played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi and was credited as John Gavam.

One of the most astonishing things about Mr. Ghavam was an accident he'd had in 2002. He had awoken very early (dark) one morning to get a glass of water, in the process he slipped and fell. He managed to pick himself up, get his water and go back to bed. He got up later that morning and drove to Darlington's Civic Theatre, where he was starring in a stage production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

His cast mates noticed how much pain he was in and called a doctor. After a short exam the doctor determined that Ghavam has broken his collar bone which is exceedingly painful.

I'm currently trying to find a little more information on him to share with you.
I'll let you know when/if I receive such info.


EDIT: When this article was written in June of 2006, there was only a hair of information that was released, that info stated that he died in May. It was only in 2007 that we learned the real date of his death being April 4 and the true circumstances surrounding his death.

I have updated the information so as not to confuse anyone. Thanks. LM


Unknown said...

I believe John Ghavam was born in 1947. I first met him in the early 1960's when as an apprentice he came to work in the Joiners Shop. His parents had off-loaded him from Iran where he was deemed an embarrassment to them. They did however, provide him with financial support. A longer list of my memories I have posted on IMD board.
From : Ivor Deering

Nerf-Herders Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this information, Ivor Deering. :)