‘Star Wars’ actor Andrew Jack died on Tuesday at the age of 76 after contracting the lethal Coronavirus. As the Daily Wire reports:
Andrew Jack, an actor who starred in the “Star Wars” franchise and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, died Tuesday from coronavirus-related complications.
“He died this morning of Covid-19 at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey,” Surrey, England, said Jill McCullough, the actor’s representative, according to the Evening Standard.
Jack played Resistance Major Caluan Ematt in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” in which he was promoted to General. He also did the voice for the character of Moloch in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” He was reportedly working on the latest Batman movie when he passed away.
Jack was also a well-known dialect coach, working with actors in such films as “Avengers: Endgame,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Sherlock Holmes,” “Alien v. Predator,” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, in which he taught J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elvish language to the cast, the Standard reported. He created the Middle-Earth accents and taught them, along with Elvish and Black Speech, to the cast.
We lost a man today. 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.
— Gabrielle Rogers (@GabrielleRoger1) March 31, 2020
Actors and film industry professionals expressed their sorrow over Jack’s death on social media as news of his passing broke.