"Jeremy Bulloch, whose unforgettable performance as notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has captivated audiences since he first appeared in 1980's Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has sadly passed away".
Jeremy also appeared in over 100 other projects including roles in Roger Moore's James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me and Octopussy, as well as appearances in Dr Who in the 60s and 70s.
He lived in London after retiring and is survived by his wife, Maureen, and their 3 sons.
"RIP Legend I'll never forget all you've taught me".
In addition to his "long and happy life as an actor" the statement said 'away from the screen Jeremy was a talented footballer and cricketer. With a career spanning over 5 decades, Bulloch was a staple in the Star Wars fandom, and his loss is one that hits hard. I have had over 20 years of travelling with my wife Maureen to some fantastic countries and have met so many wonderful fans. If you're still reading with that being said, let the countdown begin to the next Disney+ Star Wars offering featuring Beskar-clad stars...
While Bulloch is credited as Boba Fett, he only physically played the part with Jason Wingreen providing the voice in the original series.
"A fine actor, delightful company & so kind to everyone lucky enough to meet or work with him", the Luke Skywalker actor said.
Many Star Wars fans and fellow actors have flocked to social media to honor Jeremy Bulloch this week. "I will deeply miss him & am so grateful to have known him".
Born in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Bulloch's first major role was in the musical film Summer Holiday in 1963, aged 17, when he starred alongside pop star Sir Cliff Richard.