Actor Jeremy Bulloch, known for his role as the original Boba Fett in “Star Wars,” died Thursday.
Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill shared tributes to the actor on Twitter. (RELATED: Hollywood Star Lynn Kellogg, Known For Her Role In ‘Hair,’ Dies After Contracting COVID-19)
“Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy,” Williams tweeted. “RIP Jeremy Bulloch.”
Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy ????RIP Jeremy Bulloch #BobaFett
— Billy Dee Williams (@realbdw) December 17, 2020
“Jeremy Bulloch was the quintessential English gentleman,” Hamill added. “A fine actor, delightful company & so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him. I will deeply miss him & am so grateful to have known him.”
Jeremy Bulloch was the quintessential English gentleman. A fine actor, delightful company & so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him. I will deeply miss him & am so grateful to have known him. ???? #RIP_DearJeremy pic.twitter.com/SMvjtQsSwZ
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) December 17, 2020
Boba Fett wasn’t Bulloch’s only role in the “Star Wars” franchise.
Bulloch also played a role in “The Empire Strikes Back” and starred as Captain Jeremoch Colton in “Revenge of the Sith.”
Besides the “Star Wars” trilogy, Bulloch also had a role in two James Bond films. He appeared in 1981′s “For Your Eyes Only” and 1983′s “Octopussy.”
Bulloch has over 100 credits, Fox News reported, including roles on television shows such as “Dr. Who,” “Crown Court” and “Sloggers.”
Bulloch is survived by his wife Maureen and three sons, according to Fox News.