Sad news for old school Star Wars fans, actor Jeremy Bulloch has passed away at the age of 75.
Loved by fans the world over, Bullock portrayed the infamous intergalactic bounty hunter, Boba Fett. A character of few words shrouded in mystery for years. The myth and the legend around the character grew and grew. Then came the prequel trilogy and despite some of the mystique around the character being lost and the role being given to Temuera Morrison in later installments and spin-offs, Bulloch remains a fan favorite who often signed at various conventions.
Bulloch’s death was announced Thursday by Daniel Logan, who portrayed a young version of Boba in the 2002 “Star Wars” prequel movie “Attack of the Clones.”
“IT BRINGS ME TO TEARS TO ANNOUNCE JEREMY BULLOCH HAS PAST AWAY,” Logan wrote Thursday in an Instagram tribute.
A cause of death for Bulloch has not been released.
Bulloch first wore Boba’s weathered green-and-white helmet and armor in 1980′s “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” and returned as the character for 1983′s “Return of the Jedi.”
Boba was originally voiced in “The Empire Strikes Back” by Jason Wingreen, but a 2004 re-release of the film had Temuera Morrison provide the vocals instead.
Bulloch’s death comes less than a month after David Prowse, the former bodybuilder who wore Darth Vader’s suit in the first three “Star Wars” movies, died at age 85.
The Leicestershire-born Bulloch appeared in dozens of film and TV roles outside of the “Star Wars” universe during a career that spanned more than six decades, including appearances on the British series “Doctor Who,” “Robin of Sherwood” and “Law & Order UK.”
Jeremy Bulloch will be missed…