Veteran British actor Jeremy Bulloch, best known for originally playing the character of Boba Fett in the “Star Wars” films, died on Thursday following a lengthy bout with Parkinson’s disease, his agents said. He was 75 years old, and also had an acting career that spanned decades.
Bulloch’s first acting roles came in the late ’50s and early ’60s. He also appeared in several British TV series, including Doctor Who, The Professionals, and Robin of Sherwood. However, his credits were not limited to television. Bulloch also appeared in three James Bond movies: The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy. His other cinematic credits include The Idol, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Comic Book: The Movie. Regardless, Bulloch was best known for his iconic role in the original Star Wars trilogy. He also returned for a small cameo in Revenge of the Sith.
During his later years, Bulloch was a frequent guest at Comic Cons around the world. He also wrote a memoir, which was called Flying Solo: Tales of a Bounty Hunter. He’ll be remembered around the galaxy for playing feared bounty hunter Boba Fett in a number of the “Star Wars” movies. Bulloch is among a number of recently deceased “Star Wars” actors whose legacies are forever tied to their iconic film characters. David Prowse, who played Darth Vader, died last month at the age of 85. Last year, fans mourned the loss of Peter Mayhew, who was best known as the towering and hairy Chewbacca.