Coronavirus: Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies aged 76

Brenda Watkins
April 1, 2020

Jill says Andrew's wife couldn't be there for her husband because she herself is in quarantine in Australia - and there may not be a way to accommodate a proper funeral due to conditions created by the global pandemic.

An actor and dialect coach who appeared in Star Wars and worked with A-list celebrities has died after contracting Covid-19, his agent has said.

Andrew's representative, Jill McCullough, told TMZ that he died on Tuesday morning at a hospital outside of London. Tragically she is stuck in quarantine in Australia having just flown in from NZ last week.

"Andrew was full of life - he was tall and striking with flowing white hair", he continued.

Along with his small on-screen part in the Star Wars movies, Jack also served as dialect coach on The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. "You wouldn't miss him if he walked into a room". It was Jack's second Caped Crusader movie after working on 2005's Batman Begins. "Andrew Jack was diagnosed with Coronavirus 2 days ago".

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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. "In addition to playing Major Ematt in The Force Awakens, his work as a dialect coach on TFA, Solo, & other SW films revealed a man who was passionate & caring for both his work and those around him".

Fellow Star Wars actor Greg Grunberg said he was "devastated" to learn of Jack's death, describing him as a "wonderful, talented, beloved gentleman".

In addition, he worked with actors Hugh Jackman, Robert Downey Jr. and Ken Watanabe on other projects.

He functioned as the dialect coach on" Avengers: Endgame,"'Robin Hood,"Sherlock Holmes, '"Alien v. Predator,"Lord of the Rings,"Die Another Day,"Eastern Promises,"Captain America,"Men in Black: International" and on and on and on".

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