'Star Wars' Actor Alan Harris Lost Battle to Lung Cancer

The 81-year-old actor who is best known for portraying bounty hunter Bossk in the original 'Star Wars' trilogy has passed away after battling lung cancer for two years.

AceShowbiz - Actor Alan Harris has died aged 81.

The star, who is best known for his portrayal of bounty hunter Bossk in the original '80s "Star Wars" trilogy, passed away following a two-year battle with lung cancer, Alliance Agents said in a statement.

Calling him "one of life's true gentlemen," they added, "During his 30-year career he worked as a background artist and stand-in for dozens of productions including Flash Gordon, Superman, Space 1999, UFO, Doctor Who, and The Protectors."

"He worked on all three original Star Wars films with his most notable role being that of Bossk the reptilian bounty hunter tasked with tracking down the Millennium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back."

They added, "Alan will be sadly missed by fans around the world. RIP Alan Harris. Let’s see those pics to honour such a great man"

Fans flocked to social media to pay tribute to the late star, including "Star Wars" actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the science fiction movies.

"We were so sorry to hear about Alan Harris - he was one of the nicest guys we have met - he was so modest and so very good with all the fans - he will be greatly missed," he penned.

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