Jeremy Bulloch, the first Boba Fett actor from the Star Wars original trilogy, passed away on Thursday at the age of 75.
Boba Fett recently made a return to the Star Wars universe during The Mandalorian‘s second season with Temuera Morrison reprising the role after becoming the new voice of the iconic bounty hunter for the 2004 special edition of the original trilogy. While Morrison added his voice to the Star Wars canon back in 2004, Jeremy Bulloch brought Boba Fett to life over 40 years ago as the man behind the beskar armor.
Last month, on-set Darth Vader actor David Prowse passed away due to COVID-19 and on Thursday, it was confirmed that the Star Wars original trilogy lost another member with Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dying at the age of 75. Bulloch first appeared as Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and suited up again for Return of the Jedi. The following was posted on Bulloch’s website:
“Jeremy died peacefully on 17th December 2020 following health complications, including several years living with Parkinson’s disease. He spent his final weeks in the wonderful care of staff at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, close to the house where he and his wife Maureen had lived together for more than fifty years. Maureen and two of his sons, Jamie and Robbie, were with him during his final days.
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; TV series the Newcomers, Doctor Who, Agony and Robin of Sherwood, and several West End theatre productions. Away from the screen Jeremy was a talented footballer and cricketer. He also supported a number of charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital who saved his granddaughter’s life. He was devoted to his wife, three sons and ten grandchildren, who all love him dearly and will miss him terribly.”
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The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, and Carl Weathers, with Rosario Dawson joining the series as Ahsoka Tano. The Star Wars project is being directed by series creator Jon Favreau, executive producer Dave Filoni and fellow season one directors Rick Famuyiwa and Bryce Dallas Howard. Ant-Man director Peyton Reed will also helm at least one episode as will star Carl Weathers and Sin City helmer Robert Rodriguez.
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