Star Wars’ Andrew Jack Death By Coronavirus Brings Tributes From Fans
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the whole world, it has taken another dear life. Andrew Jack from Star Wars has succumbed to the complications that he was suffering from due to the COVID-19 illness. The actor and dialect coach died at the age of 76 at Surrey hospital on March 31. Jill McCullough, his agent, claims that her client had one of the world’s “brightest and clearest voices”. Jack also had a role in Marvels’ Avengers: Endgame, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Andrew Jack’s death might have happened in the most saddening circumstances. His wife is in quarantine in Australia and paid a very emotional tribute to him. Gabrielle Rogers took to Twitter to write,
“He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully knowing this family were all ‘with’ him.”
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
Andrew Jack starred as Caluan Ematt in Episode 7 and 8 of Star Wars, in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. The actor was famous in the film industry for his extensive work in dialect and voice coaching. Take a look at Elijah Wood’s message, who worked with him in The Lord of the Rings:
So heartbreaking to learn that Andrew Jack has passed away. He, along with Roisin Carty, lead all of us through the many accents of Middle-Earth. He was a kind and lovely human being. My love to his family and friends.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) April 1, 2020
Star Wars fan page also sent out a message to their audience after Andrew Jack’s death. Sean Astin was also there to pay tribute to the fallen star. Take a look at their tweets:
Andrew Jack made a mean curry
Andrew Jack was powerful & gentle in equal measure
Andrew Jack was funny
Andrew Jack was brilliant
Andrew Jack loved a unique theory of gravity, that we are all being pushed down, instead of pulled down
We loved Andrew Jackhttps://t.co/PNxMop2udN
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) March 31, 2020
Andrew Jack, who played Caluan Ematt in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and voiced Moloch in Solo, passed away as a result of complications he developed from COVID-19. May the Force be with you. pic.twitter.com/97pFsOSN7m
— Star Wars Holocron (@sw_holocron) March 31, 2020
Andrew Jack’s death came in an untimely manner as the star was working on Robert Pattinson’s The Batman.
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 pic.twitter.com/VqmmGkxaOF
— GreG GrunberG (@greggrunberg) March 31, 2020
Billy Boyd remembers the memorable time he spent with Jack, talking about how he had the best stories. Calling him an “honest beautiful spirit”, he wrote:
Andrew Jack, a beautiful soul. So many wonderful memories with this amazing man, he had the best stories and always excited to hear others. Such an honest beautiful spirit. Sleep well Andrew , I will miss you. X https://t.co/eQ9dhCaEto
— Billy Boyd (@BillyBoydActor) April 1, 2020
Another Star Wars fan account sends a message out to Andrew Jack at his death due to coronavirus. The account remembers him for the outstanding Battle of Crait in The Last Jedi.
Rest in Peace, Major Caluan Ematt (Andrew Jack: b. January 28, 1944)
That outstanding hero at The Battle of Crait (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) has passed away after a brief battle against COVID-19.
— 501st Legion (@501stLegion) March 31, 2020
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.
— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) March 31, 2020