His agent confirmed in a statement to CNN that Bullock passed away on Thursday, December 17th.
“He died peacefully in hospital, surrounded by his family, from health complications after many years he spent with Parkinson’s disease,” the agent said.
“He has had a long and happy career that spanned more than 45 years. He was loyal to his wife, three sons and ten grandchildren and they will miss him terribly. We ask that their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time.”
He later went on to attend several Star Wars conferences over the years, and was celebrated by fans all over the world.
The role of Boba Fett was reprized in “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones” in 2002, as actor Daniel Logan wrote on Twitter: “I will never forget everything you taught me. And all the good times we had together. In memory forever. “
The Bulloch was also praised by the Star Wars franchise. He said in a tweet on Thursday that his “unforgettable performance” had “captivated the crowd.”
American actor Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker, said that Polloch was the “perfect English man” and was “very nice to everyone who is lucky enough to meet or work with him.”
“I will miss him greatly and I am so thankful that I know him,” he wrote in a tweet Thursday.
Bullock was born in 1945 in Leicestershire, East Midlands, England. He also appeared in the James Bond movie “Octopussy” and the TV series “Dr Who” before he landed the role of Boba Fett.
Last month, British actor David Prause, who played Darth Vader in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, died at the age of 85 after a long struggle with illness. CNN reported in 2018 that Prause was being treated for prostate cancer.
CNN’s Angela Dewan and Samantha Beach contributed to this report.
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