Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett, has died aged 75

Sylvie Claire / December 18, 2020

 

Jeremy Bulloch died in Tooting Hospital in south London on Thursday after complications to his health, including several years with Parkinson's disease, according to his website. 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, it is said.

 

Born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Bulloch appeared on several television shows in the 1970s and 1980s, including Doctor Who and Robin of Sherwood, and had supporting roles in three James Bonds. But he is best known for his role as fan-favorite character Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back "and Return of the Jedi.

 

A tribute from his Star Wars partners

 

Star Wars partners paid tribute to him on social networks. Jeremy Bulloch was the epitome of the English gentleman, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, said on Twitter.

 

Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian, tweeted: Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy... RIP Jeremy Bulloch.

 

Although Boba Fett has been a relatively minor character in the films, he has been a huge fan favorite and is currently played by New Zealand actor Temuera Morrison in the popular TV series The Mandalorian set in the Universe of the Star Wars saga.

 

Thank you all

 

In 2018, Bulloch thanked his fans, after deciding to hang up Fett's helmet. In 1979, I was called to the Empire Strikes Back set to play Boba Fett and it has changed my life wonderfully, he posted on his website.

 

It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to inspire so many generations of Star Wars fans. I have spent over 20 years traveling with my wife Maureen to amazing countries and have met so many wonderful fans. Thank you all very much and we will all miss you. May the Force be with you always.

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