Jeremy Bulloch who had a career that spanned 45 years, has sadly passed away. The actor is perhaps best known for portraying Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy.
The actor passed away on Thursday from health complications after living with Parkinson’s disease for many years. Off the back of the news, Bulloch’s agent released a statement to the press:
“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.”
In 1963, Bulloch starred in his first film Summer Holiday opposite Cliff Richard, and from that point on starred in a series of cult favourites such as Doctor Who and the James Bond films For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy.
Bulloch recently featured in Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian, and many of his co-stars from the franchise have paid tribute to the actor. Mark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy described Bulloch as a ‘quintessential English gentleman.’
Other stars, such as Billy Dee Williams, who acted alongside the actor in Star Wars also paid tribute in the wake of Bulloch’s passing.
The official Twitter account for Star Wars has released a statement about the work of the actor.
Tributes continue to be made by fans and co-workers as they remember the actor’s lasting legacy.
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