‘Star Wars’ actor Richard Bonehill dies

Richard Bonehill, a swordsman and actor known for various roles in the 'Star Wars' films, died.

By: Press Trust of India | London | Updated: February 6, 2015 2:01 pm
richard bonehill sword master on films and TV series such as ‘The Avengers’, ‘Rob Roy’, ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ died at the age of 67.

Richard Bonehill, a swordsman and actor known for various roles in the ‘Star Wars’ films, has died at the age of 67.

The cause of his death is yet to be revealed. News of his death was reported by the Truro Fencing Club in the UK, where Bonehill served as head coach for 12 years until 2007 and was president when he died.

“We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our President & former Head Coach Richard Bonehill.

A great leader and an inspiration,” the club tweeted. Bonehill also worked as an actor, fencing coach and sword master on films and TV series such as ‘The Avengers’, ‘Rob Roy’, ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Jason and the Argonauts’.

He also appeared on ‘Doctor Who’. In ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’, Bonehill appeared in a variety of roles including a Stormtrooper, a rebel soldier, a TIE fighter pilot, a Tauntaun handler and as Nien Nunb, a creature who co-pilots the Millennium Falcon.

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