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Alexander Borisovich Godunov (November 28, 1949 – May 18, 1995) was an internationally known Russian ballet dancer and actor, whose defection caused a diplomatic incident between the US and the USSR. After his defection, Godunov appeared in Die Hard where he portrayed Karl, the right-hand man of Hans Gruber. Godunov has appeared in other films such as Witness, The Money Pit, North (with Bruce Willis) and The Zone (with Robert Davi).

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On May 18, 1995, Godunov was found dead at his West Hollywood home from alcohol abuse with complications from hepatitis. His ashes were released into Pacific ocean. His headstone reads: His future remained in the past.

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