Star Wars Return of the Jedi actor dies

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi actor Gerald Home has passed away age 70 from liver cancer.

Home is the actor who played Tessek-Squid Head and the Mon Calamari Officer Captain Verrack in Return of the Jedi.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on October 18, 1950, Gerald relocated to Australia along with his family at the age of 16. He ended his education in Australia, and spent three years there as an actor and teacher before came backing to the UK to train at The Drama Studio London. After graduating from The Drama Studio London in July 1977, he kicked off his acting career.

Gerald Home had had a wide and different career as an actor: on the cinema, he starred in Return of the Jedi, and served as a puppeteer on Little Shop of Horrors, operating Audrey II the flesh-eating plant. His other films include London Boulevard and Hideo Nakata’s Chatroom.

He also made many television appearances include Casualty, The Boot Street Band, Spitting Image, Situation Critical, Jenny’s War, Keeping Mum, Harry’s Mad, Time Gentlemen Please, Pay & Display, Paul Dreams of Bette, The Scarlet and the Black and Shane.

– Gerald Home official website.

Home appeared at many conventions and shows, meeting many Star Wars fans around the globe.

He was an Honorary Member of many fan groups, including the 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion, Star Wars Hungary, the Jedi Outcasts of Italy, Holored Estelar Seville, the Star Wars Club Portugal, the Shadow Legion of Denmark, the Milton Keynes Garrison and the Bydgoski Fanklub in Poland. He was made an Honorary Jedi Master by the Jedi Knights of Cleveland, is “Godfather” to L’Alliance Impériale in Quebec, Canada, and is a Senator on the Galactic Knights Imperial Senate in the United Kingdom.

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