Thursday, December 17, 2020

Rest In Peace, Jeremy Bulloch (1945-2020)...

Jeremy Bulloch as STAR WARS bounty hunter Boba Fett.

Less than a month after David Prowse—who suited up as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy—passed away at the age of 85, fellow Star Wars icon Jeremy Bulloch died today at the age of 75...due to health complications including a years-long battle with Parkinson's disease. While Bulloch appeared in many films and TV shows since 1958 (having had an uncredited role in A Night to Remember...a 1958 historical drama about the sinking of the Titanic), he is best known for portraying the bounter hunter Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Fittingly, this character that was memorably brought to life by Bulloch lives on in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian—with Temuera Morrison reprising the role after playing Boba's father Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones. Bulloch also made an appearance as Alderaan pilot Captain Colton in Revenge of the Sith.

My condolences to your family and friends, Mr. Bulloch. May you rest in peace.

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