It’s yet another sad day for Star Wars fans. Jeremy Bulloch, the actor who originally played Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi has died at 75.
This has been a hard year for Star Wars fans with the loss of fan-favorite actors from the original trilogy. Today marks yet another somber day as we mourn the loss of original Boba Fett actor, Jeremy Bulloch who starred in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi who has died aged 75. This comes just weeks after the death of David Prowse, the actor inside the Darth Vader suit.
According to Yahoo News, Jeremy Bulloch was retired as an actor and stopped going to fan conventions. Some fans might not know is that he also had an unmasked cameo in The Empire Strikes Back as Lieutenant Sheckil who, at the time of the film’s release, was unnamed.
It was also revealed that Jeremy Bulloch took inspiration for Boba Fett from Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name in Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy despite how few times the character actually appears on screen.
Jeremy Bulloch also had screen credits in James Bond films, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and The Spy Who Loved Me.
Star Wars posted this statement to Twitter:
Jeremy Bulloch started his career in 1958 and retired in 2018. He is survived by his wife, Maureen, their three sons, 10 grandchildren and his half-brother Robert Watts who was a producer on The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and two of the Indiana Jones films. His sister, Sally Bulloch was a former child actress who died in 2008.
The retired actor died peacefully at the hospital with his family at his side. For several years, he had suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. His death was announced by his agent.
We send our love to the Bulloch family at this difficult time.