A light has gone out in the galaxy. As reported by Variety, British actor Jeremy Bulloch, most known for portraying bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has passed away at age 75. He died on Thursday of complications from Parkinson’s disease.
His agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews released a statement:
We are very sad to announce the death of actor Jeremy Bulloch, earlier today. 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.
Jeremy Bulloch was born on February 16, 1945, in Leicestershire, England. His first professional appearance came about at the age of 12 in a breakfast cereal commercial. He went on to guest star in two Doctor Who stories — one in 1965 and the other in 1973. From 1979 to 1981, he was a series regular in an ITV comedy called Agony.
Of course, his most memorable role as a bounty hunter unfurled with 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in 1983. Bulloch supposedly drew inspiration from Clint Eastwood‘s A Fistful of Dollars for Boba Fett. In 2004, the actor published a memoir, Flying Solo, which detailed his professional and personal life in a comedic light. Additionally, it contained stories from his convention appearances. In 2005, Bulloch played Captain Jeremoch Colton in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. He participated in several Star Wars fan films over the years.
Bulloch’s last role was as Robert “Boba” Fett in 2016’s Doctor Who fan film, Tale of a Timelord.
We at Geek Girl Authority extend our sincerest condolences to Bulloch’s family, friends and fans.
Rest easy, sir. You will be missed in this galaxy and beyond.