Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch dies


English actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played bounty hunter Boba Fett in George Lucas” original “Star Wars”

trilogy, has died. He was 75. According to The Guardian, the actor passed away on Thursday at a hospital in London after years of living with Parkinson”s disease. His agent said his death was due to “health complications”. “He died peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by his family. Jeremy was best-known for the role of Boba Fett in the original ”Star Wars” trilogy.

“He had a long and happy career spanning more than 45 years. He was devoted to his wife, three sons and 10 grandchildren and they will miss him terribly. We ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time,” the agent said in a statement.

Born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Bulloch broke into limelight with his portrayal of Boba Fett in Lucas” “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980 and “Return of the Jedi” in 1983.

The actor had a lengthy career, appearing in several films and television shows, including James Bond movie “Octopussy”, “Doctor Who” and “Robin of Sherwood”.

Many actors from the “Star Wars”, including Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and director Lucas, paid tributes to Bulloch on social media.

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