Jeremy Bulloch, the unique actor behind the position of famed Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett, has handed away on the age of 75, his household confirmed through a Fb submit. Although the submit is at the moment labeled “personal,” the data was publicly confirmed on Thursday by Daniel Logan, arguably greatest often called the kid actor who portrayed Boba within the Star Wars prequel movies.
The Fb submit, as reviewed by Deadline, contains statements from his household pointing to “well being issues, together with a number of years of dwelling with Parkinson’s illness.” It additionally said that Bulloch died near his longtime house in South London. Logan’s Instagram submit on the matter mentioned he would “always remember all you’ve got taught me” and “might the pressure be with you at all times.”
Bulloch’s performing historical past, principally within the UK, established a sure nerd cred nicely earlier than turning into Star Wars’ fashionable, mysterious semi-villain. He had recurring roles within the James Bond collection (because the Q Department staffer Smithers in Octopussy and For Your Eyes Solely) and as a number of characters by Physician Who‘s many, many seasons on BBC1.
Whereas Boba Fett would debut within the Star Wars movie collection in 1980’s Empire Strikes Again, Bulloch launched him to the world two years earlier as a cameo within the notorious Star Wars Vacation Particular. Bulloch by no means voiced Fett in any Star Wars movies or different media (these duties fell to the late Jason Wingreen), although he did finally return to the collection, unmasked, as Capt. Jeremoch Colton in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
Boba Fett’s legacy in Star Wars has been born anew prior to now yr due to the character’s authentic order, the Mandalorians, figuring prominently within the Disney+ collection The Mandalorian. Saying extra can be a spoiler for anybody not caught up on that collection’ second season, nevertheless it’s arguably not stunning to determine that the Fett household is likely to be intertwined in such a fan-service collection.
The information of Bulloch’s passing follows that of David Prowse, the silent actor behind Darth Vader within the authentic Star Wars trilogy, who handed away final month on the age of 85.
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