Felix Silla, best known as Cousin Itt on the ’60s TV series ‘The Addams Family’ has passed away at 84.
The actor passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager told CNN.
“He was a great friend, a great client and he will be missed,” he told the publication.
His friend and “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” cast mate, Gil Gerard, confirmed the news on Twitter, writing: “Felix died just a few hours ago and the only good I can draw from his passing is that he didn’t suffer any longer.”
“I will miss him terribly, especially the time we had at our panels. Just telling me to, ‘go ‘f’ myself'”.
Felix died just a few hours ago and the only good I can draw from his passing is that he didn’t suffer any longer. I will miss him terribly, especially the great time we had at our panels. Just him telling me to ,” go ‘ f ‘ myself”. 😢
— Gil Gerard (@Gil_Gerard) April 16, 2021
Silla played Cousin Itt on ‘The Addams Family,’ which ran from 1964-1966. His costume was a single body-length hairpiece topped by a bowler hat and pair of sunglasses.
A Los Angeles Times interview revealed the costume was in fact made out of real human hair.
He also appeared in “The Towering Inferno” (1974), “Battlestar Galactica” (1978), “Star Trek” and “Star Wars: Episode VI” among other projects.
He is survived by his wife Sue and their, children Bonnie and Michael. The couple had been married since 1965.