Star Wars fans are mourning the death of Jeremy Bulloch, who played infamous bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars films.
British actor Jeremy Bulloch passed away on Thursday aged 75 at a hospital in Tooting, south London.
According to his agent, Jeremy Bulloch’s 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.
He is best known for playing fan favourite Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and The Return Of The Jedi in 1983.
The actor had a lengthy career, appearing in several films and television shows. His credits include James Bond film “Octopussy”, “Doctor Who” and “Robin of Sherwood”.
Fellow Star Wars actors, the film franchise, and fans have paid tribute to the actor on social media.
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 (@starwars) December 17, 2020
Jeremy Bulloch was the quintessential English gentleman. A fine actor, delightful company & so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him. I will deeply miss him & am so grateful to have known him. 💔 #RIP_DearJeremy pic.twitter.com/SMvjtQsSwZ— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 17, 2020
Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy 💔RIP Jeremy Bulloch #BobaFett— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 17, 2020
I am sad to hear of the passing of Jeremy Bulloch a Star Wars family member. I will never forget all you taught me and all the good times we had together. You will be forever remembered. Cons won't be the same with out you. The Force will be with you always. RIP my Mando brother! pic.twitter.com/IacykI6N9B— Daniel Logan (@Daniel_Logan) December 18, 2020