Erik Bauersfield – Voice of “Admiral Ackbar”, Dead at Age 93
Erik Bauersfeld, the actor who gave the voice to beloved Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar, has died at aged 93, his management office confirmed Monday.
“Actor Erik Bauersfeld, known by Star Wars fans around globe as the voice of Admiral Ackbar, has passed away,” the statement said. “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.”
Ackbar gave the famous line in 1983’s Return of the Jedi, “It’s a trap” which became a popular internet meme. Bauersfeld was surprised to learn about Ackbar’s popularity years after executing the work.
“The fans who write say they’ll never forget ‘It’s a trap!’ I don’t even remember how I said it,” an amused Bauersfeld told the San Francisco Chronicle in 2011.
Ackbar and Bauersfeld returned for an appearance as the main resistance leader in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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