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Addams Family star Felix Silla who played Cousin Itt on the original 1960s TV show dead at 84

Addams Family star Felix Silla who played Cousin Itt on the original 1960s TV show dead at 84 after pancreatic cancer battle

Felix Silla, who played Cousin Itt on the original 1960s TV version of The Addams Family, died this Friday in Las Vegas.

The 3’11” actor and stuntman was 84 years old and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, according to TMZ. 

His old pal Gil Gerard, who co-starred with him on the TV show Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, confirmed the news of Felix’ death. 

Dearly departed: Felix Silla, who played Cousin Itt on the original 1960s TV version of The Addams Family, died this Friday in Las Vegas; pictured in 2013

Icon status: The 3'11" actor and stuntman was 84 years old and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, according to TMZ; he is pictured as Cousin Itt

Icon status: The 3’11” actor and stuntman was 84 years old and had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, according to TMZ; he is pictured as Cousin Itt

Although Felix wore the prosthetic for Cousin Itt throughout the show’s run from 1964 to 1966, the voice was given uncredited by Tony Magro.

Felix also portrayed an Ewok in the 1983 Star Wars film Return Of The Jedi and a robot on Buck Rogers In The 25th Century from 1979 to 1981.

Born in a Southern Italian village in 1937, he emigrated to America as a teenager in the 1950s and established himself as a circus act. 

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