English actor Jeremy Bulloch, best known for his portrayal as ‘Boba Fett‘ in the ‘Star Wars‘ trilogy, passed away on 17 December, in Tooting’s St George’s Hospital, due to complications related to Parkinson’s disease. He was 75.
The devastating news confirmed by Bulloch’s agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews; they released the following statement:
“We are very sad to announce the death of actor Jeremy Bulloch, earlier today. He died peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by his family, from health complications following his many years living with Parkinson’s disease.”
Bulloch left a wife, three sons, and ten grandchildren behind.
The passing of the actor, who appeared in ‘The Empire Strikes Back‘ and ‘Return of the Jedi‘ as ‘Boba Fett,’ was announced also through the official Twitter account for ‘Star Wars.’ Alongside the sad news, the following message was released to honor the Bulloch legacy:
“He will be remembered not only for his iconic portrayal of the legendary character but also for his warmth and generous spirit which have become an enduring part of his rich legacy.”
Actor Mark Hamill, who played ‘Luke Skywalker‘ in the said film series, also took to Twitter and said that Bulloch was “the quintessential English gentleman” and a great actor. He continued by expressing that he is highly grateful to have known Bulloch.
The other ‘Star Wars’ actor, Billy Dee Williams, who best known for his role as ‘Lando Calrissian,’ said goodbye to the late star with the following tribute:
“Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. RIP Jeremy Bulloch #BobaFett”
As for Daniel Logan, playing a young version of Bulloch’s legendary character in 2002’s ‘Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones,’ paid tribute to the actor by saying that he would never forget him, and added:
“May the force be with you always.”
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