Silla passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his manager Timothy Beal told CNN.
“He was a great friend, a great client and he will be missed,” Beal said.
“Felix died just a few hours ago and the only good I can draw from his passing is that he didn’t suffer any longer,” Gerard said. “I will miss him terribly, especially the great time we had at our panels.”
He portrayed the hairy Cousin Itt on the “The Addams Family” during its two-season run starting in 1965. But his career spanned several decades and included roles in 1983’s “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi,” where he played an Ewok, and a role in the 1987 film “Spaceballs,” a spoof of the Star Wars films.
The actor did stunt work on “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” and “Poltergeist.”
Silla is survived by his wife Sue and daughter Bonnie. His son Michael died March 22, 2020, at age 45, according to his publicist Bonnie Vent, who described him as a nice and humble man.
Silla was 3 feet, 11 inches tall and his wife is 4 feet, 8 inches tall, Vent said.
“Felix used to tell everyone he married a tall blonde,” Vent said. “He is beloved by all that knew him.”