Jeremy Bulloch dead at 75 – Star Wars actor who played Boba Fett in iconic trilogy dies

STAR Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the iconic original trilogy, has died at the age of 75, it's reported.

The news was first reported by Welsh autograph collector Jason Griffiths and later confirmed by Daniel Logan, who played Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

In a post on Facebook, Mr Griffiths said the actor, who began his career in British adverts in 1958, would be much missed.

“It is with huge sadness I can report that we have lost Jeremy Bulloch,” he said.

“Jeremy was the second guest I ever met, and one I have met on dozens of occasions over the years. 

"Jeremy was always quick to joke about me being Welsh and I shall miss him dearly.”

Mr Logan said on Instagram: "It brings me to tears to announce Jeremy Bulloch has passed away.

"RIP legend I'll never forget all you've taught me.

"I'll love you forever – conventions won't be the same without you.

"May the force be with you always."

Bulloch's first major role came in 1960 TV series Counter-Attack, and he continued to work steadily over the next 30 years, appearing in shows such as Doctor Who, Robin Hood, and The Newcomers.

He first appeared as Mandalorian bounty hunter Boba Fett in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.

He went on to reprise the role in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and in two Star Wars shorts, Return of the Ewok and Bulloch Fett.

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