Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill was among those to pay tribute to the late Star Wars actor Jeremy Bulloch following his passing at the age of 75 on Thursday, saying the much-loved actor was "the quintessential English gentleman".

Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars films, also appeared in James Bond film Octopussy and featured in a number of Doctor Who episodes in the 1970s.

His death followed "health complications following his many years living with Parkinson's disease", according to a statement from his agent.

Hamill labelled Bulloch as "the quintessential Englishman" and a "fine actor" and said he will "deeply miss him & am so grateful to have known him."

Billy Dee Williams, who starred as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars films, tweeted: "Today we lost the best bounty hunter in the galaxy. RIP Jeremy Bulloch."

Daniel Logan, who played a young Boba Fett in Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones, paid tribute to Bulloch on Instagram.

He wrote: "RIP legend I’ll never forget all you’ve taught me!!

"I’ll love you forever!! Conventions won’t be the same without you may the force be with you always."

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The official Twitter account for the Star Wars franchise also paid tribute to Bulloch.

"Jeremy Bulloch, whose unforgettable performance as notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has captivated audiences since he first appeared in 1980’s Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, has sadly passed away," it said.

"He will be remembered not only for his iconic portrayal of the legendary character, but also for his warmth and generous spirit which have become an enduring part of his rich legacy."

Pedro Pascal, the star of Disney Plus series The Mandalorian, wrote on Twitter, "#RIP #JeremyBulloch #MayTheForceBeWithYou"

Bulloch is survived by his wife, three sons and 10 grandchildren.