Richard Le Parmentier, the actor who played Admiral Motti in Star Wars, has died at the age of 66.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he moved to the UK in 1974 were he would soon become part of history when securing the part of the aformentioned Imperial officer in George Lucas’ sci-fi epic.
His insulting of Darth Vader’s “sorcerer’s ways” has become part of Star Wars folklore and the actor has become popular among fans over the years due to his many appearances at conventions across the world.
The actor also appeared in more than 50 TV shows and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Superman II.
Richard also worked as a screenwriter.
He died at his home in Austin, Texas.