Jeremy Bulloch – Another Legend passes

Hello everybody, today I logged onto the web and was brought the sad news that the world and Star Wars community has lost another legend. Mr Jeremy Bulloch has sadly passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s, he was 75 years old. As you will know Jeremy was the body actor for the now legendary character of Boba Fett, THE bounty hunter in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. What some people may not know is that Boba made an on-screen appearance many years before back in 1978! Boba appeared in animated form in the Star Wars Holiday Special….but George Lucas kept Boba’s character in mind and brought him back for ESB. And Jeremy Bulloch was the gentleman to bring Boba to life. And what a job he did. Boba famously only had five lines of dialogue in the film but with his mannerisms and mystique created such a fan movement that he earned his place in Star Wars lore and got his own action figure, spaceship and inspired The Mandalorian.

The character of Boba was so great that I created a saber in his honour as part of my MandaLAWrian series of hilts I created. The Boba Legend looked like this…

BOBA Legend Saber

I wish I had had the opportunity to meet Mr Bulloch but unfortunately never got the chance, but I did meet his alter-ego sort of. This is my “meeting” with Boba…

I think Boba wants my saber!

My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeremy’s family and friends, and I want to say I appreciated all that he gave to the Star Wars family and community.

May the Force embrace the Original Bounty Hunter

R.I.P. Jeremy Bulloch 1945-2020

2 thoughts on “Jeremy Bulloch – Another Legend passes”

    1. Hi there EF, you have a very good point. At least Jeremy will have seen the excitement for the Mando and know he was a huge part of it’s popularity. But it still seems unfair sometimes. However I hope you and your family have had a good Christmas to make up for this past year and I wish you all the best for 2021. (Thanks for your support, it has helped me this year to keep going!)

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