Star Wars actor Andrew Jack passes away due to Coronavirus
Star Wars actor Andrew Jack has died in Britain as a result of the coronavirus, his agent said on Wednesday. He was 76.
The actor, who also worked as a dialect coach, died in a hospital in Surrey on Tuesday, Jack’s agent Jill McCullough said in a statement.
“Andrew lived on one of the oldest working houseboats on the Thames, he was fiercely independent but madly in love with his wife, also a dialect coach,” McCullough said.
Jack appeared in Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi as General Ematt, as well as Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
His wife, Gabrielle Rogers, who is quarantined in Australia, posted on social media: “Andrew Jack was diagnosed with coronavirus 2 days ago. He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully knowing that his family were all ‘with’ him.”
Jack starred as Major Ematt in “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi” and “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”. He had a voice role in “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, the “Star Wars” spin-off prequel.
As a dialect coach in Hollywood, Jack worked on high-profile projects such as ‘Men in Black: International’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and two of the Avengers movies.
He also worked with Hollywood star Christian Bale on his voice for “Batman Begins” (2008) and was going to work with Robert Pattinson on “The Batman”, the DC film to be directed by Matt Reeves.