‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Actor Killed In Hawaii Shark Attack

A Hawaiian surfer who also appeared on television and in films such as Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” perished in a shark attack, authorities said.

Tamayo Perry, 49, died on Sunday at Malaekahana Beach in Oahu, only moments after the encounter.

Perry portrayed a buccaneer in the fourth edition of the popular swashbuckling franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

He also participated in the reboot of “Hawaii Five-O,” the cult TV series “Lost,” which was partly shot on the US archipelago, and the 2002 surf flick “Blue Crush.”

In addition to his film and television performances, Perry was a well-known local lifeguard and skilled surfer.

According to Honolulu acting Ocean Safety Chief Kurt Lager, Perry was “loved by all” as a lifeguard on Oahu’s north shore.

“Tamayo’s personality was infectious, and as much as people loved him, he loved everyone else more,” he told me.

Perry’s death, according to Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, was “tragic.”

Tamayo was a great and well-respected waterman. “(He) grew up right here and is an excellent member of our ocean safety team.”

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