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'The Addams Family' actor Felix Silla dies at 84

Felix Silla, known for playing Cousin Itt in "The Addams Family," has passed away. He was 84.

His longtime friend Gil Gerard on Saturday shared the sad news on Twitter.




"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," he said. "I will miss him terribly, especially the great time we had at our panels. Just him telling me to go 'f ' myself."

Silla and Gerard starred together in the show "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century."

According to reports, Silla succumbed to a years-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Aside from the quirky and hairy Cousin Itt, Silla also played roles such as a robot on "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979-1981) and an Ewok in "Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi" (1983).

He also appeared in films such as "Planet of the Apes" (1968), "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984). —JCB, GMA News