Star Wars Boba Fett Actor Jeremy Bulloch Dies At 75
The British actor was the first to don the Mandalorian helmet of the legendary bounty hunter character in Empire Strikes Back.
Jeremy Bullock, the actor who first wore the armor of mysterious bounty hunter Boba Fett, has passed away at the age of 75. Daniel Logan, the young actor who played Boba as a child in Attack of the Clones confirmed Bulloch's passing and sent out a message of condolence and gratitude.
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"It brings me to tear to announce Jeremy Bulloch has [passed] away," his Instagram posts reads. "I'll never forget all you've taught me! I'll love you forever!! Conventions won't be the same without you. May the Force be with you always."
Additionally, Bulloch's website posted its first update in over two years, announcing the actor's passing. "Jeremy died peacefully on 17th December 2020 following health complications, including several years living with Parkinson's disease. 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."
The official Boba Fett Fan Club also posted a tribute to the actor. "Jeremy portrayed Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, along with other actors and stuntmen," it said. "But he set the tone and the stance, inspired by Clint Eastwood’s A Fistful of Dollars less-is-more approach."
Boba Fett was Star Wars' original man of mystery saying very little and eventually becoming an imposing figure in pop culture. Boba was first introduced in an animated portion of the Star Wars Holiday Special--and even before that a county fair parade.
Recently on Disney+'s The Mandalorian, Boba made his official return to the Star Wars universe as part of Din's crew and officially canonized that he was not eaten in the sarlacc pit as theorized by fans for decades.