|R.I.P.: Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in original Star Wars Original trilogy) [message #402946]
||Thu, 17 December 2020 17:45
Registered: September 2013
First David Prowse (Darth Vader) and now Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett). :-(|
From BBC.com ...
Star Wars' Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dies aged 75
Actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the original
Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 75.
He died in hospital on Thursday from health complications
after living with Parkinson's disease for many years, his
"He had a long and happy career spanning more than 45 years,"
a statement said.
"He was devoted to his wife, three sons, and 10 grandchildren
and they will miss him terribly."
Bulloch was best known for playing bounty hunter Boba Fett in
The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
The character has since featured in the second season of Star
Wars spin-off series, The Mandalorian.
Bulloch also appeared in James Bond film Octopussy in 1983,
and the BBC TV series Doctor Who in the 1970s.
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."
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star
Wars trilogy, described Bulloch as the "quintessential English
"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."
And 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."
A post from the official Star Wars Twitter account said
Bulloch's "unforgettable performance" as Boba Fett "captivated
audiences since he first appeared".
"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," the post
Born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Bulloch's first major
role was in the musical film Summer Holiday in 1963, aged 17,
when he starred alongside pop star Sir Cliff Richard.