‘Star Wars’ actor Andrew Jack, who was 76, has died in Britain due to the coronavirus, his agent said on Wednesday. The actor died in a hospital in Surrey on Tuesday, Jack’s agent Jill McCullough said in a statement. McCullough said, “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.”
His wife, Gabrielle Rogers, who is quarantined in Australia, posted on social media about it. She wrote, “It breaks my heart to let you know we lost a man today. Andrew Jack was diagnosed with Coronavirus when admitted to hospital less than 48 hours ago in suburban London. He died today. He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully knowing that his children, step children, grandchildren, brother, friends, and I were all ‘with’ him.
Jack appeared in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi’ as General Ematt, as well as in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’. Jack’s clients for his dialect coaching included Robert Downey Jr and Chris Hemsworth.