Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has passed away, aged 75. The news was confirmed in a statement issued by his agent.
According to the BBC, it said:
“He had a long and happy career spanning more than 45 years. He was devoted to his wife, three sons, and 10 grandchildren and they will miss him terribly.”
The official Star Wars account also paid tribute to the actor, whom they said would 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.” Mark Hamill hailed Bulloch as a “fine actor, delightful company & so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him.”
Jeremy Bulloch, whose unforgettable performance as notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has captivated audiences since he first appeared in 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has sadly passed away. pic.twitter.com/Wekhv3rxqN
— Star Wars (@starwars) December 17, 2020
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
Daniel Logan, the actor who took over as the Mandalorian warrior and bounty hunter for 2002’s Attack of the Clones, took to Instagram to pay tribute to Bulloch.
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“RIP Legend I’ll never forget all you’ve taught me. I’ll love you forever. Conventions won’t be the same without you. May the force be with you always.”
Jeremy Bulloch wore Boba Fett’s Armor for both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. His IMDB page also lists him as playing Captain Colton in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith.