Star Wars Actor, Alan Harris, Has Passed Away

Star Wars

Some unfortunate news from the entertainment industry. Actor Alan Harris, 81, passed away this week. Alan is most famous in the Star Wars community for playing the bounty hunter, Bossk. Even though Bossk made his first appearance in Empire Strikes Back, Alan had the honor of acting in all three of the original Star Wars films.

He appeared as both a member of Princess Leia’s Rebel escort and as a ship mechanic in A New Hope. To the shock of some Star Wars fans, Alan did more did more for Empire Strikes Back besides featuring as an alien bounty hunter. Alan Harris served as the body model for Han Solo when he was trapped frozen in carbonite. He was also the model for Boba Fett in Mandalorian body armor.

Alan Harris worked as a stand-in for not only Return of the Jedi, but also for The Phantom Menace. He was beloved among fans who attend the comic convention circuit. Alan often shared his tales of working on the set of these Star Wars films.

His family and friends are paying their respects to Alan Harris. We’re sure Alan’s fans will also honor his legacy.

Photo Credit: Disney and Chris Bailey Photography

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Kevin Koszola