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'Star Wars' Actor Dead at 75

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Jeremy Bulloch attends a photo call at the "Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition" on July 26, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (John Phillips/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 18 December 2020 01:56 PM

Jeremy Bulloch, best known for his role as Boba Fett in "Star Wars," had died at 75. The actor passed away on Thursday due to complications from Parkinson’s disease, his representatives confirmed to Variety.

"We are very sad to announce the death of actor Jeremy Bulloch, earlier today," his agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews said on Thursday. "He died peacefully, in hospital, surrounded by his family, from health complications following his many years living with Parkinson’s disease. 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 ten grandchildren and they will miss him terribly."

Born on February 16, 1945, in Leicestershire, England, Bulloch launched his career by starring in TV commercials as a child, according to IMDB. He was 17 when he landed a major role alongside Cliff Richard in the 1963 musical film "Summer Holiday." Two years later he was cast in the BBC soap "The Newcomers," which ran for three years.

Bulloch went on to appear in several other films before landing the role of Boba Fett in "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back" in 1980. He reprised the role in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi " in 1983.

Bulloch's other credits include the TV series "Doctor Who" and "Robin of Sherwood." In 2005 he made a cameo appearance in "Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith."

Bulloch is survived his wife, three sons, and 10 grandchildren.

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