ACTOR Jeremy Bulloch, who originally played Boba Fett in Star Wars, has died.

The 75-year-old actor died in hospital on Thursday from “health complications following his many years living with Parkinson’s disease”, according to his agent.

Mr Bulloch was well-known for playing bounty hunter, Boba Fett, in the original Star Wars trilogy but also had roles in The Devil’s Agent, Summer Holiday, Doctor Who, The Spy Who Loved Me, and more.

A statement from his agency said: “We are very sad to announce the death of actor Jeremy Bulloch.

“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 10 grandchildren and they will miss him terribly.”

The official Twitter account for the Star Wars franchise also paid tribute to the English actor, writing: “Jeremy Bulloch, whose unforgettable performance as notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has captivated audiences since he first appeared in 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has sadly passed away.

“He will be remembered not only for his iconic portrayal of the legendary character, but also for his warmth and generous spirit which have become an enduring part of his rich legacy.”

Daniel Logan, who played Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) paid tribute to Mr Bulloch on social media, writing: "I am sad to hear of the passing of Jeremy Bulloch a Star Wars family member.

"I will never forget all you taught me and all the good times we had together. You will be forever remembered.

"Cons won't be the same with out you. The Force will be with you always. RIP my Mando brother!"


Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy also paid tribute.

He wrote: "Jeremy Bulloch was the quintessential English gentleman. A fine actor, delightful company and so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him.

"I will deeply miss him and am so grateful to have known him."