British actor and dialect coach, Andrew Jack, has passed away at 76 after contracting coronavirus.
Jill McCullough, Jack’s agent, said the veteran actor died in a hospital in Surrey on Tuesday, following complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.
“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,” he said.
Gabrielle Rogers, his wife, who is currently quarantined in Australia, also disclosed that Jack’s death came two days after he was diagnosed with the novel disease.
“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. Take care out there, lovers,” she wrote on Twitter.
Greg Grunberg, fellow ‘Star Wars’, also took to his social media page to mourn the late actor.
“Devastated to hear of the passing of the wonderful, talented, beloved gentleman #AndrewJack. He is one of the kindest people I’ve ever worked with. Please stay safe. Please stay home!!! #RIPAndrewJack,” he wrote on Twitter.
Born January 28, 1944, the actor had a blistering career which saw him perform on over 80 motion pictures since 1982. The actor garnered huge popularity after starring in ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi’ as General Ematt.
He also featured in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.’