By Simdi Gloria:-
Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the original films, has died aged 75.
He died in hospital on Thursday from “health complications following his many years living with Parkinson’s disease”, according to his agent.
A statement from his agent said: “We are very sad to announce the death of actor Jeremy Bulloch earlier today.
“He died peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by his family.
“Jeremy was best-known for the role of Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy.
“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. We ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult time.”
Some of Bulloch’s Star Wars co-stars paid tribute on social media.
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, tweeted: “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.”
Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in the original trilogy, said: “Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy, RIP Jeremy Bulloch Boba Fett
The official Star Wars Twitter account also paid tribute, writing: “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.”
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