Jeremy Bulloch, the British actor who starred as bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, has died in a London hospital, according to his representatives. He was 75.
His agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews said Thursday, “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.”
According to Bulloch’s personal site, “He spent his final weeks in the wonderful care of staff at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, close to the house where he and his wife Maureen had lived together for more than fifty years. Maureen and two of his sons, Jamie and Robbie, were with him during his final days.”
Bulloch played Boba Fett in 1980’s “The Empire Strikes Back” and 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.”
He was born in Leicestershire in 1945. He began acting in 1958 with commercials and starred at age 17 in “Summer Holiday” alongside Cliff Richard.
The iconic character has been back in the limelight thanks to Temuera Morrison’s turn as the bounty hunter in “The Mandalorian.” The “Star Wars” veteran originally played Jango Fett, Boba Fett’s dad and clone.