Who is Tessie Sinahon Kotto?
Tessie Sinahon is widely known as the wife of Yaphet Kotto, a critically-acclaimed method actor who starred in ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’, sci-fi thriller Alien, and James Bond film Live and Let Die. There is little known about Tessie but that she is from the Philippines.
She came to the spotlight on March 26 when she posted a tribute to her husband Yaphet Kotto on her Facebook page. She wrote: “I’m saddened and still in shock of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years.”
Tessie Sinahon Age
Tessie Sinahon’s age has not been revealed to the public yet.
Yaphet Kotto Wife: Tessie Sinahon
Sinahon and Kotto first met in 1995. The ‘Raid on Entebbe’ actor got married again to Tessie Sinahon, on July 12, 1998.
According to a report, the couple, Kotto who was 50 at the time and his wife Sinahin, a native of the Philippines, met in 1983. The report suggested that the lucky encounter happened at an airport and the “meet-cute” ended up in five years of courtship which eventually led to their marriage.
Yaphet Kotto Wives
The Jewish actor, known for appearing opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy thriller ‘Midnight Runto’, was married three times.
Yaphet Kotto married three times, first in 1959 to Rita Ingrid Dittman, a German immigrant. The couple had three kids and eventually divorced in 1976. Later, Kotto married his second wife Toni Pettyjohn reportedly in 1965 and also had three children. Kotto and Pettyjohn ended up in divorce in 1989.
Yaphet Kotto Children
Mr. Kotto had six children. Information on his survivors was not immediately available.
Yaphet Kotto Tessie Sinahon Tribute
Yaphet Kotto has died at the age of 81. His current wife Tessie Sinahon took to social media to share, “I’m saddened and still in shock of the passing of my husband Yaphet of 24 years.” The Emmy-nominated actor died on Monday, March 15.
Kotto’s wife paid a heartbreaking tribute to her husband after he died on March 15 aged 81.
“This is a very painful moment for me to inform you all fans, friends and family of my husband.
“A good man, a good father, a good husband and a decent human being, very rare to find.
“One of the best actor in Hollywood a Legend. Rest in Peace Honey, I’m gonna miss you every day, my best friend, my rock.
“I love you and you will always be in my heart. Till we meet again!”
According to a report, Sinahon met Kotto in a brief encounter at an airport, and “meet-cute” ended in a three-year-long relationship before the pair got married in 1998. The couple lived in the Philippines where Kotto died on March 15, 2021.
Yaphet Kotto Death
Yaphet Kotto, who was born on November 15, 1939, in New York City, died on Monday near Manila in the Philippines at age 81. His death was confirmed on Tuesday by his agent, Ryan Goldhar. His wife, Sinahon, announced it in a Facebook post. No other details were immediately available.
Being raised by his mother Gladys Marie, a nurse and US Army officer, and Avraham Kotto, a businessman from Cameroon who immigrated to the United States in the 1920s, Mr. Kotto began studying acting at 16 at the Actors Mobile Theater Studio, according to Variety.
He officially had made his professional theater debut in “Othello” at 19.
Yaphet Kotto Net Worth
During his elaborated career, Yaphet Kotto was seen in several movies but some of his roles stood out which also allowed home to pocket impressive money. If the report published by the website Celebrity Net Worth is to be believed, the actor had a net worth of a whopping $5 million.
Apart from his love for the silver screen, Kotto was frequently seen on TV shows as well which ultimately added to his growing net worth.