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‘Star Wars’ Actor Richard LeParmentier Dead at 66

Richard LeParmentier in Star Wars
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Richard LeParmentier, the actor who had a brief yet immensely memorable role in the original ‘Star Wars’ film, died at the age of 66 in Austin, Texas on April 16.

No cause of death was cited, but his publicist said his passing was completely unexpected.

Fans of ‘Star Wars’ will remember him as Admiral Motti, who insulted the Jedi religion and wound up the victim of Darth Vader’s infamous air-choke, with Vader spouting the famous line, “I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

The scene from the 1977 film was so iconic that it even recently started a photo craze known as Vadering.

After LeParmentier’s death, his three children released a statement reading:

At age 66, Richard Le Parmentier is one with the Force. We’re deeply grateful to the many devoted fans who have posted personal remembrances of our dad as a warm, genuine person with an unparalleled joie de vivre and gift for friendship (not to mention a mean petanque player).

To his fans and friends, his lines were the ultimate power in the universe. He absolutely loved traveling the world and meeting his friends and fellow ‘Star Wars’ fans.”

Check out LeParmentier’s famous scene below.

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