Star Wars actor Andrew Jack has died of coronavirus in Britain, his agent said on Wednesday. He was aged 76.
The actor, who also worked as a dialect instructor, died Tuesday at a Surrey hospital, 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 starred 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, currently 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.”
Passengers arriving in Australia have to spend two weeks isolating themselves in hotels.
The new coronavirus causes mild to moderate symptoms for most people, such as fever and cough which will clear up in two to three weeks. It may cause more serious illness for others such as pneumonia and death, for particularly older adults and those with existing health issues.
Jack worked as a dialect coach for notable actors including Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth.