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Alan Harris, Star Wars Actor, Passes Away Aged 81

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The team here at Two Beard Gaming is saddened to learn of the passing of one of the original Star Wars trilogies most underrated cast members, Alan Harris.

Fans of The Empire Strikes Back will remember Harris as the dog-like Bossk, a bounty hunter who Darth Vader recruited to hunt down the Millenium Falcon. He would also appear as Princess Leia’s Rebel escort in 1977’s A New Hope, a Stormtrooper in Return of the Jedi, and Terrance Stamp’s stand-in in The Phantom Menace. Outside of the Star Wars movies, Alan Harris also appeared on screen in A Clockwork OrangeThe ShiningSuperman and had a role in The Dark Crystal.

According to Mr. Harris’ agent, the actor had been suffering from an undisclosed health condition for some time. He was 81.

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