‘Star Wars’ Actor Jeremy Bulloch Dies At Age Of 75
Industry Says Farewell To Beloved Boba Fett
British actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, passed away in London at the age of 75. According to British media, Jeremy died at a hospital on Thursday, he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Jeremy’s agents reported that the Star Wars actor died of health complications.
The actor’s death was also confirmed on the official Star Wars Twitter account.
“Jeremy Bulloch, whose unforgettable performance as notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has captivated audiences since he first appeared in 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has sadly passed away.”
It further says, “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.”
Star Wars creator George Lucas said Bulloch "brought the perfect combination of mystery and menace to his performance of Boba Fett". He added, "Jeremy was a true gentleman who was very supportive of Star Wars and its fans, and I'm very grateful for his contributions to the saga and its legacy."
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, described Bulloch as the "quintessential English gentleman".
"A fine actor, delightful company and so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him," he wrote on Twitter. "I will deeply miss him and am so grateful to have known him."
Billy Dee Williams, best-known as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars franchise, wrote on Twitter: "Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy."
Daniel Logan, who took over from Bulloch to play the role of Boba Fett in the 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, paid tribute to the actor on Instagram, "RIP Legend I'll never forget all you've taught me. I'll love you forever," he wrote. "Conventions won't be the same without you. May the force be with you always."