Star Wars’ ‘Boba Fett’ actor Jeremy Bulloch dies aged 75
Published: 10:48 AM, 18 December 2020 Updated: 10:49 AM, 18 December 2020
Jeremy Bulloch, who played the role of ‘Boba Fett’ in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy has died at the age of 75; Photo: Collected
Veteran British actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played the role of ‘Boba Fett’ in the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy has died at the age of 75.
He breathed his last on Thursday in a hospital in Tooting, south London after suffering from Parkinson’s disease for several years and other health complications, his agent said.
“Jeremy had a long and happy life as an actor and was best known for his roles in the films Summer Holiday, Star Wars and James Bond,” Jeremy Bulloch’s website said.
“He was devoted to his wife, three sons, and 10 grandchildren and they will miss him terribly,” it added.
Jeremy Bulloch was best known for his role as a bounty hunter ‘Boba Fett’ in the ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’ of ‘Star Wars’ films.
Bulloch also appeared in the James Bond film ‘Octopussy’ in 1983, and the BBC TV series ‘Doctor Who’ in the 1970s.
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
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,” he also wrote.
Source: AFP, BBC