star Jeremy Bulloch, the British actor who performed the character Boba Fett within the authentic Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 75.
His agent confirmed in an announcement to CNN that Bulloch handed away on Thursday, December 17.
“He died peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by his household, from well being issues following his a few years residing with Parkinson’s illness,” the agent stated.
“He had a protracted and glad profession spanning greater than 45 years. He was dedicated to his spouse, three sons, and ten grandchildren and they’re going to miss him terribly. We ask that their privateness be revered at this very tough time.”
Bulloch performed the position of Boba Fett, a Mandalorian bounty hunter, within the 1980 film “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Again” and within the 1983 sequel “Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.”
He later went on to attend many Star Wars conventions through the years, and was celebrated by followers all around the world.
The position of Boba Fett was reprised within the 2002 film “Star Wars: Episode II — Assault of the Clones,” with the character being performed by the actor Daniel Logan, who wrote on Twitter: “I’ll always remember all you taught me and all the nice instances we had collectively. You’ll be ceaselessly remembered.”
The Star Wars franchise additionally paid tribute to Bulloch. In a Tweet on Thursday it stated his “unforgettable efficiency” had “captivated audiences.”
“He can be remembered not just for his iconic portrayal of the legendary character, but in addition for his heat and beneficiant spirit which have change into a permanent a part of his wealthy legacy,” the Tweet stated.
American actor Mark Hamill, who performed the character Luke Skywalker, stated Bulloch was “the quintessential English gentleman” and was “so form to everybody fortunate sufficient to satisfy or work with him.”
“I’ll deeply miss him & am so grateful to have identified him,” he wrote within the tweet on Thursday.
Bullock was born in 1945 in Leicestershire, within the East Midlands of England, and in addition appeared within the James Bond movie “Octopussy” and within the BBC TV collection “Dr Who” earlier than securing the position of Boba Fett.
Final month, British actor David Prowse, who performed Darth Vader within the authentic “Star Wars” trilogy, died aged 85 after a brief sickness. CNN reported in 2018 that Prowse was being handled for prostate most cancers.
“It is with nice remorse and heart-wrenching disappointment for us and million of followers world wide, to announce that our shopper Dave Prowse M.B.E has handed away,” his administration stated in an announcement shared to Twitter at the time.