'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Actor Tamayo Perry Killed At Age 49

Tamayo Perry of Hawaii in action

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'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor and surfing legend Tamayo Perry has died at the age of 49 after being attacked by a shark near Goat Island on Sunday (June 23), Stab Magazine reported.

Perry was found on Mālaekahana Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, with an arm and leg missing. A bystander witnessed a man suffering from shark bites and called 911, according to Honolulu's emergency services.

The incident took place while Perry, who worked as a safety lifeguard and surfing instructor, took a surfing break at around 1:00 p.m. local time. Emergency services brought Perry to shore and paramedics attempted to resuscitate him before he was pronounced dead moments later, according to officials.

Shark warnings were put up by ocean safety personnel following the fatal incident, which was the second in Oahu this month.

“He’s well known on the North Shore. He’s a professional surfer known worldwide,” said Honolulu Ocean Safety Chief Kurt Lager via the New York Post.

“Tamayo’s personality was infectious and as much as people loved him, he loved everyone else more,” he added, describing Perry as “a lifeguard loved by all.”

“Tamayo was a legendary waterman and highly respected,” said Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, who referred to Perry’s death “a tragic loss.”

Perry began surfing at the age of 12, won the Pipeline Masters, an annual Oahu surfing competition, in 1999, and was widely regarded as one of the area's most prominent surfers in the mid-2000s. The Hawaiian appeared in several acting roles including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Crush, Lost and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

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