Tessie Sinahon Wiki – Tessie Sinahon Biography

According to Tessie Sinahon Bio, Wiki, and Biography, She is the wife of American actor Yaphet Kotto, a critically-acclaimed method actor who starred in ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’, sci-fi thriller ‘Alien’ and James Bond film ‘Live and Let Die’ has died at age 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death on Facebook.

“I’m saddened and still in shock of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years. He died last night around 10:30 pm Philippine time,” she wrote.

“You played a villain in some of your movies but for me, you’re a real hero and to a lot of people also,” she added. “A good man, a good father, a good husband, and a decent human being, very rare to find.”

It’s unclear what caused Kotto’s death.

Tessie Sinahon Age

Tessie Sinahon’s age is unclear yet.

Yaphet Kotto Earlier Life and Career

He was born on November 15, 1939, in New York City, and raised by his mother Gladys Marie, a nurse, and US Army officer. According to his son originally named Njoki Manga Bell, his father is Avraham Kotto, a businessman from Cameroon who immigrated to the United States in the 1920s.

Kotto went to Actors Mobile Theater Studio to study acting at the age of 16 and three years later, embarked on the path to make his professional acting debut in ‘Othello’. Did you know he got his first project on Broadway, where he appeared in ‘The Great White Hope’, among other productions?

Kotto has played a number of iconic roles in television as well as films including his Primetime Emmy-nominated performance for President Idi Amin Dada in ‘Raid on Entebbe’, Lieutenant Al Giardello in NBC television series ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ (1993–1999), and the unforgettable villain Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big in the James Bond movie ‘Live and Let Die (1973)’.

Kotto’s first marriage was to a German immigrant, Rita Ingrid Dittman, whom he married in 1959. They had three children together before divorcing in 1976. Later, Kotto married Toni Pettyjohn, and they also had three children together, before divorcing in 1989.

Tessie Sinahon & Yaphet Kotto

Kotto got married again to Tessie Sinahon, on July 12, 1998. According to a report, the couple, Kotto who was 50 at the time, and his wife Sinahin, a native of the Philippines, met in 1983. The report suggested that the lucky encounter happened at an airport and the “meet-cute” ended up in five years of courtship which eventually led to their marriage.

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