'Star Wars' Actor Andrew Jack Dies from Coronavirus
He was also a dialect coach for franchises like 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'The Avengers'
He passed away on Tuesday (March 31) in Surrey, U.K., due to the coronavirus.
Jack appeared in the Star Wars universe as Major Ematt, featuring in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and Star Wars Episode: VIII – The Last Jedi. Additionally, he provided the voice of Moloch in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Jack also worked as a vocal coach on massive movie franchises like Guardians of the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings and The Avengers, and was currently coaching on the new Batman film.
Jack is survived by his wife, Gabrielle Rogers, who also works as a dialect coach.
Rogers, as well as a number of actors, producers and filmmakers who worked with Jack over the years have paid homage to him on social media. See some of those messages below.
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
Take care out there, lovers x@RealHughJackman @chrishemsworth @RobertDowneyJr pic.twitter.com/fm5LevA8n2
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
Andrew Jack made a mean curry— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) March 31, 2020
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
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
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
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
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... pic.twitter.com/4gl4RQqLqI— Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) March 31, 2020
I had a good day today. Then I heard Andrew Jack had been killed by the C.Virus. He was a joy to be with on the new trilogy. As dialect coach, he helped the cast get it right through his talent and humour. As an actor, his distinguished features made him stand out in any scene. pic.twitter.com/p4HFsFknfl— Anthony Daniels (@ADaniels3PO) March 31, 2020