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Sad day for Star War fans as Erik Bauersfeld passes away

Sad day for Star War fans as Erik Bauersfeld passes away
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The voice behind Star Wars-' Admiral Ackbar aka Erik Bauersfeld passed away at the age of 93 on April 3 at his home in Berkeley, California.

Washington D.C.: The voice behind Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar aka Erik Bauersfeld passed away at the age of 93 on April 3 at his home in Berkeley, California.

This news was confirmed by his manager Derek Maki, reports Us magazine.

In a statement, Coolwaters Productions said, "Actor Erik Bauersfeld, known by Star Wars fans around globe as the voice of Admiral Ackbar, has passed away. His passing comes at the age of 93 and the cause was natural causes. Erik will be deeply missed by his family here at Coolwaters and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."

The late star also voiced Jabba the Hutt's staffer Bib Fortuna in 'Return of the Jedi'.

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