“Star Wars” cast member Andrew Jack died after contracting Covid-19
British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of "Star Wars" movies,
Andrew Jack, a British actor and dialect coach who had roles in a number of “Star Wars” movies, has died aged 76 after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said.
Jack played Major (and then General) Ematt in “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: Episode VIII — The Last Jedi.”
Jacks also worked as a vocal coach on a number of blockbuster movie franchises, including “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Avengers.”
Jack’s agent, Jill McCullough, said in a statement that he died on Tuesday in a hospital in Surrey, England, as a result of the coronavirus.
Jack had a long-running association with the “Star Wars” movies and had roles both in front of and behind the camera. He also had voice parts, including as Moloch in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”
American actor Sean Astin, who worked with Jack on “The Lord of the Rings” movies, paid tribute to him on Twitter, saying that he “made a mean curry” and “was powerful & gentle in equal measure.”