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An actor who appeared as a Jedi master in a Star Wars film has collapsed and died during rehearsals at an east London theatre.

Kan Bonfils was rehearsing for Dante's Inferno at The Rag Factory in Spitalfields. Members of the Craft Theatre company performed CPR and paramedics fought to save his life but he could not be resuscitated.

berkoff142.jpgHe's earned renown for playing villains on stage and screen but Steven Berkoff very nearly found life imitating art in his formative years.

The Limehouse-based actor grew up in London's East End and his early years saw him drifting into petty crime and brushes with the law. He has written about those days in a new autobiography, Diary of a Juvenile Delinquent.