Jack played the role of Ematt in two ‘Star Wars’ movies and lent his voice to a third. He died in a hospital in Chertsey, England. He was 76.
The late actor’s agent Jill 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.”
Jack’s wife Gabrielle Rogers also posted the following statement on social media:
“Andrew Jack was diagnosed with coronavirus two days ago. He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully knowing that his family were all with him.”
Chewbacca actor Joonas Suotamo paid a tribute to Jack on Twitter:
“Today we learned that a member of our Star Wars family, Andrew Jack, due to complications from COVID-19
In addition to playing Major Ematt in The Force Awakens, his work as a dialect coach on TFA, Solo and other SW films revealed a man who was passionate and caring for both his work and those around him.
My thoughts are with his family and friends.”
Jack worked with actors on ‘Men in Black: International’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ and two of the ‘Avengers’ movies.
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