When Star Wars: Episode VII opens in theaters on December 15th, one of the biggest stars in the saga will no longer be around.
Mark Hamill, the beloved actor who played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, according to a statement from Disney.
He was 74.
Hamill’s last major role in the Star Wars franchise was in 1977’s Return of the Jedi.
He died in May of 2018 at the age of 82.
He was a pioneer in the genre and one of those few actors who could break into the Hollywood movie business.
He worked with George Lucas, Richard Donner and Robert Zemeckis on the 1977 classic Star Wars, as well as the 1986 film The Empire Strikes Back.
Hamills biggest star was played by Harrison Ford, who would go on to star in several other films with the late actor.
Ford passed away earlier this month, after suffering a heartattack at his home in Los Angeles.
Ford was known for his eccentric side, as he was the first person to perform the line, “Don’t worry, Luke, it’ll be all right.”
He was known as a fan of the original Star Wars trilogy and its sequel, Return of The Jedi.
His performance as Luke Skywalker was one of his most popular.
He appeared in the 1977 film as the first clone pilot, and played Luke in Return of Luke Skywalker.