Jeremy Bulloch, an English actor who facilitated to make Boba Fett, the menacing bounty hunter with the dented helmet and T-shaped visor, one of the utmost renowned characters in the “Star Wars” firmament, passed away on 17th December 2020. According to The Guardian, the actor died at the age of 75 due to health issues after battling with Parkinson’s disease for several years.
A post from the official Star Wars Twitter account said Bulloch’s “unforgettable performance” as Boba Fett “captivated audiences since he first appeared”. “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,” the post said.
“He had a long and joyful career spanning of over 45 years. He was devoted to his loving wife, three sons and ten grandchildren and they will miss him terribly” a statement was released. He expired peacefully at St George’s hospital surrounded by his family members Maureen, Jeremy’s wife along with their two sons Robbie and Jamie who were able to stay by his side during his final days.
Maureen Bulloch is the wife of the legendary Star Wars actor. The couple married young when they were both in their 20s. Jeremy and Maureen lived together in their family home in Tooting for over 5 decades. They have spent more than 20 years together travelling around the world, visiting fans of his character Boba Fett. Maureen has also tweeted photographs of her and their grandkids assist Jeremy sign autographs for fans.
When announcing he was retiring Star Wars conventions, Jeremy wrote on behalf of both himself and his wife: “It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to inspire so many generations of Star Wars fans. “I have had over 20 years of travelling with my wife Maureen to some amazing countries and have met so many wonderful fans. “Thank you all so much and we will miss you all.”