We are saddened to learn that Jeremy Bulloch, the Actor who portrayed within the Star Wars galaxy has passed away. He was 75.
Bullock is a European born actor, born in Leicestershire in 1945. He was one of six children and his passion for acting started early. At the age of five, he was already acting and singing in school shows. His career spanned a plethora of commercials, film and television. Aside from Star Wars he has appeared in Bond movies, portrayed Hamlet and was in the film Doctor Who.
Jeremy’s Facebook page posted this update regarding his passing:
Jeremy died peacefully on 17th December 2020 following health complications, including several years living with Parkinson’s disease. He spent his final weeks in the wonderful care of staff at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, close to the house where he and his wife Maureen had lived together for more than fifty years. Maureen and two of his sons, Jamie and Robbie, were with him during his final days. Jeremy had a long and happy life as an actor and was best known for his roles in the films Summer Holiday, Star Wars and James Bond; TV series the Newcomers, Doctor Who, Agony and Robin of Sherwood, and several West End theatre productions. Away from the screen Jeremy was a talented footballer and cricketer. He also supported a number of charities including Great Ormond Street Hospital who saved his granddaughter’s life. He was devoted to his wife, three sons and ten grandchildren, who all love him dearly and will miss him terribly.
Bulloch stepped away from the limelight and conventions he regularly attended in 2018. He posted a message to his fans that year on his official site:
It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to stop attending conventions and hang up the Fett helmet. It has not been an easy decision to make. In 1979 I was called onto the set of Empire Strikes Back to play Boba Fett, and since that day it has changed the entire direction of my life in such a wonderful way. 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.
‘May the Force be with you always’
Boba Fett was the clone of Jango Fett, the human male Mandalorian bounty hunter whose genetic code spawned and birthed an army of clone troopers during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Within the Star Wars galaxy, Boba Fett is one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy during the reign of the Galactic Empire. Boba Fett was long thought to be dead but has recently resurfaced in The Mandalorian series. The character is being played by a different actor.
Boba Fett is one of the most recognizable names in the Star Wars galaxy. He first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Bulloch publicly claimed he drew inspiration for the character from Clint Eastwood’s The Man with No Name.
Bulloch is survived by his three sons, ten grandchildren and his wife Maureen. His half-brother is Robert Watts, who was a producer on The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and the Indiana Jones films.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.