German actor Dieter Laser, who played the evil Dr. Heiter in Tom Six’s The Human Centipede and subsequently returned to play new character Bill Boss in The Human Centipede III has passed away.
News broke of his passing via the actor’s social channels today. Laser passed away on February 29th, 2020 aged 78.
Laser won Best Actor at the Austin Fantastic Fest back in 2009 for his performance in The Human Centipede, which elevated the absurd premise into a terrifying horror movie.
He also won the Fright Meter Award for Best Actor in 2010. Many years prior, Laser won a German Film Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for 1975’s John Glückstadt.
The Human Centipede director Tom Six wrote on Twitter today: