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'Pirates of the Caribbean' Actor Killed in Shark Attack: 'A Tragic Loss'

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A Hawaiian lifeguard, pro surfer and actor who had a role in one of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films was killed in a shark attack Sunday.

The Associated Press reported that Tamayo Perry, 49, was killed while he was surfing on Sunday afternoon, according to Shayne Enright of the Honolulu Emergency Services Department.

The incident took place off Mālaekahana Beach on Oahu’s North Shore.

First responders were called just before 1 p.m. Sunday with a report of a man who appeared to have been attacked by a shark, Enright said.

Perry was paddling out to Goat Island when he was bitten more than once by a shark, according to KHON-TV.

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A surfer found his body and took him to the island.

His body was returned to Oahu by personal watercraft.

“Tamayo was a legendary waterman and highly respected,” Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said during a news conference.

“It’s just a tragic loss,” he said.



“At this time, we can confirm that it was one of our own city and county of Honolulu lifeguards, North Shore lifeguard Tamayo Perry,” said Kurt Lager, acting ocean safety chief.

“Tamayo Perry was a lifeguard loved by all. He was well-known on the North Shore. He’s a professional surfer known worldwide,” Lager said.

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“Tamayo’s personality was infectious, and as much as people loved him, he loved everyone else more. Our condolences go out to Tamayo’s family and to the entire lifeguard ohana,” he said.


Perry had worked as a lifeguard since July 2016, Enright said, according to the AP.

“As you can imagine, this is a very extremely difficult time for all of us, and I ask for your kindness and your patience as we all just try to get through this next hour into these next weeks and months,” Enright said during the news conference.

In addition to his appearance as a pirate in 2011’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Perry appeared in “Hawaii Five-O” in 2020 and in the 2002 surfing film “Blue Crush,” according to his IMDb page.


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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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