Deadly Coronavirus continues to take lives across the nation. The latest celebrity to succumb to the deadly disease is Star Wars actor Andrew Jack. He was 76. The actor, who was diagnosed with Coronavirus 2 days back, died in Britain as a result of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Jack was seen in movies like Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi as General Ematt, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.
In a statement, Andrew’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” Taking to Twitter, his widow Gabrielle Rogers, who’s quarantined in Australia, wrote on social media, “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.”
Filmmaker Christopher Miller tweeted the sad news and wrote, “Andrew Jack was the dialect coach on SOLO, and a kind and thoughtful man. We asked him to teach Alden to speak Shyriiwook, and I’ll always remember listening to them gargle-roar at each other back and forth. RIP” While GreG GrunberG, “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”
Paying his condolences, Joonas Suotamo wrote, “Today we learned that a member of our Star Wars family, Andrew Jack, passed away 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, & other SW films revealed a man who was passionate & caring...”
Before Andrew, American screenwriter, librettist, and playwright Terrence McNally succumbed to Coronavirus in Florida. He was 81. I Love Rock N Roll songwriter Alan Merrill to passed away at the age of 69 due to COVID-19.
Coming back to Andrew Jack, may his soul rest in peace!