More sad news for Star Wars fans as another of the saga’s most popular figures has passed away, just weeks after the death of Dave Prowse.

Jeremy Bulloch, known chiefly for portraying Boba Fett – one of the most popular and iconic figures in the Star Wars  universe – has sadly passed away at the age of 75.

Bulloch portrayed the legendary bounty hunter in 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back and 1983’s Return Of The Jedi. Like Dave Prowse who portrayed the original trilogy’s other great villain, Darth Vader (and has also sadly passed away recently), Bulloch’s character was masked throughout the series and perhaps therefore he didn’t become as widely recognised for his role as other actors in the films.

Yet like Prowse, Bulloch was also a regular and entertaining figure on the Star Wars convention circuit, a man who always seemed to be genuinely thankful for the interest his character sparked and respectful of Star Wars fans’ love for the films.

The news of Bulloch’s death was shared on social media by many, including his on-screen successor, Daniel Logan. Logan said: “I’ll love you forever!! Conventions won’t be the same without you, may the force be with you always.”

Mark Hamill, the one and only Luke Skywalker also led the tributes, stating that Bulloch was “a fine actor” and “the quintessential English gentleman.”

Bulloch did also appear in lots of other projects throughout a long career, including several Bond movies when Roger Moore was sporting the tuxedo, where he played a small part in the ‘Q Branch’.

He will be best remembered though, for Boba Fett, a character that continues to appear in the Star Wars universe to this day.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family. Rest in peace, sir.

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