‘Human Centipede’ Star Dieter Laser Dies at 78

Published on Apr 10, 2020

‘Human Centipede’ Star Dieter Laser Dies at 78

German actor Dieter Laser, who played evil scientist Dr. Josef Heiter in “The Human Centipede,” died on Feb. 29 in Germany. He was 78.

Laser’s death has only now come to light via an announcement posted to his Facebook page on Thursday. “We are very sorry to have to inform you that Dieter Laser passed away on February 29, 2020,” the post said. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Laser was born on Feb. 17, 1942, in Kiel, Germany, according to his IMDb page. He is best known for his bone-chilling portrayal of Heiter in “The Human Centipede,” as well as Mantrid in science-fiction TV series “Lexx” and Professor Otto Blaettchen in the 1996 WWII drama “The Ogre.” In 1975, Laser was awarded best actor at the German Film Awards for his first feature film, “John Glückstadt,” in which he played the titular role.

According to IMDb, Laser began his career at 16 by showing up to

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Author: Ellise Shafer