Star Wars actor Jack dies of COVID-19

'Star Wars' Actor & Dialect Coach Andrew Jack Dies from Coronavirus

Andrew Jack, a dialect coach and occasional actor on huge movies such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has died.

A representative for the actor Jill McCullough, told online entertainment site TMZ that he had died this morning in a hospital close to London.

His wife could not be there for Jack, who was born Andrew Hutchinson, as she is also in quarantine, McCullough told the news outlet.

"Andrew lived on one the oldest working houseboats on the Thames, he was fiercely independent but madly in love with his wife; also a dialect coach; Gabrielle Rogers".

"Tragically she is stuck in quarantine in Australia, having just flown in from New Zealand last week".

Jack appeared in the "Star Wars" film series portraying Caluan Ematt in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". "You wouldn't miss him if he walked into a room". "Andrew Jack was diagnosed with Coronavirus 2 days ago".

Jack was in the United Kingdom for the production of Matt Reeves' The Batman, which went on hold earlier this month as the growing pandemic became more of a global threat.

His biggest claim to fame - aside from teaching countless actors different accents and dialects over the years on blockbuster films - might be the "Star Wars" franchise itself.

"He was still working full pelt, now coaching on the new Batman".

His Star Wars costar Greg Grunberg honored Jack on Twitter, writing: "Devastated to hear of the passing of the wonderful, talented, beloved gentleman #AndrewJack". (Chaplin, Restoration, Sherlock Holmes, Dolittle), Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day), and Cate Blanchett and Viggo Mortensen for The Lord of the Rings films, on which he created the Middle-earth, Elvish and Black Speech accents.



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