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Mark Hamill Mourns 'Star Wars' Actor Who Succumbed to Coronavirus

Andrew Jack was most well known as a dialect coach.
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Andrew Jack was most well known as a dialect coach.

Mark Hamill on Thursday mourned the death of Star Wars actor Andrew Jack, who died Tuesday due to complications from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Jack, 76, died at St. Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, a town in southeast England.

Jack appeared in the new Disney trilogy as Caluan Ematt, but he was most well known as a dialect coach. 

"I'm so sorry and saddened to hear we have lost Andrew Jack. He was such a kind gentleman who was deeply gifted & beloved by all who knew him. My deepest condolences to his family," Hamill said via Twitter. 

Jack, whose most recent coaching project was Warner Bros.' The Batman, began working as a dialect coach in the 1980s; his credits include several recent Star Wars films including Solo and Rogue One.

Jack also developed the Middle-earth accents for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and designed and taught Greek and Trojan accents for 2004's Troy.

He is survived by his wife, Gabrielle Rogers.

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