The actor behind the helmet of one of cinema’s most iconic characters has died.
Actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, passed away in a London hospital on Thursday. The Englishman had battled health complications related to Parkinson’s disease for years.
Several of his “Star Wars” castmates remembered Bulloch on social media yesterday, including Billy Dee Williams who had several key scenes with him. Williams, who played Lando Calrissian, posted “Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy.”
Mark Hamill, aka Luke Skywalker, called Bulloch “the quintessential English gentleman” adding "I will deeply miss him & am so grateful to have known him. #RIP_DearJeremy."
Though the character had limited screen time in the wildly successful franchise, Bulloch, whose face appeared in minor roles in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Revenge of the Sith”, became a cult favorite who was a big draw on the convention circuit.
In an Instagram post, Daniel Logan, who played a young Boba Fett in “Attack of the Clones", wrote “CONVENTIONS WONT BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALWAYS.”
Bulloch was 75.