'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor dies in shark attack in Hawaii


A Hawaiian surfer who has starred in television and movies, including Johnny Depp's "Pirates of the Caribbean," has died in a shark attack, authorities said.

Tamayo Perry, 49, died on Malaekahana Beach on the island of Oahu, minutes after an encounter with the shark.

Perry played a pirate in the fourth installment of the popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.

He also starred in the reboot of "Hawaii 5-0" and in the cult TV series "Lost," which was largely filmed in the American archipelago, as well as in the 2002 surf movie "Blue Crush."

In addition to his appearances on the big and small screen, Perry was a lifeguard and professional surfer who was well known in the local community.

Acting Honolulu Ocean Safety Office Chief Curt Lager said that as a lifeguard, Perry was "loved by everyone" on Oahu's North Shore.

"Tamayo's personality was infectious, and as much as people loved him, he loved everyone else more," he said.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said at a news conference Sunday that Perry's death was "tragic."

"Tamayo was a legendary waterman and he was very well respected. (He) had grown up right here and was just a great member of our ocean safety team."| BGNES