Jeremy Bulloch, the British actor who starred as bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at age 75 in London of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
“We are very sad to announce the death of actor Jeremy Bulloch, earlier today,” his agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews said on Thursday (local time).
“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 10 grandchildren and they will miss him terribly.”
Bulloch played Boba Fett in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Return of the Jedi.
Born in Leicestershire in the English Midlands in 1945, he began acting in 1958 with commercials. He starred at age 17 in Summer Holiday, alongside Cliff Richard.
Daniel Logan, who portrayed a young version of Boba Fett in the 2002 prequel Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, paid tribute to the star on Instagram.
The iconic character has been back in the limelight thanks to season two of The Mandalorian. Temuera Morrison, a Star Wars veteran who originally played Jango Fett – Boba Fett’s father in the prequel films – portrays an older, rugged version of Boba Fett, who is seemingly back from the dead.
Bulloch is survived his wife, three sons and 10 grandchildren.