Star Wars: Return of the Jedi actor Gary Friedkin dies at 70

war of stars: Return of the Jedi Actor Gary Friedkin has died at the age of 70.

The actor who is also known for his appearances in sitcoms Happy DaysShe had spent almost four weeks in an intensive care unit due to Covid 19 complications.

Corresponding Tribune ChronicleHe died “peacefully”. The outlet wrote, “His legacy will live on as stories are told and retold for years to come by all who loved him.”

Friedkin, who was four feet tall, made his screen debut in the film Carrie Fisher and Chevy Chase Under the Rainbow 1981

The following year he had a small role in Ridley Scott’s film Bladerunner (1982), before being cast as one of the controversial Ewoks in the third Star Wars film, Return of the Jedi.

In the same year, in Happy DaysFriedkin played the much-discussed chef Clarence when the character finally made his appearance in Season 10.

Friedkin’s final film role came in comedy in 2016 Mother’s Daywith Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston.

The actor was a member of the nonprofit organization Little People of America, a group that “supports and educates people of short stature and their families.”

Gary Friedkin played an Ewok in Return of the Jedi

(Lucas Film)

Grandstand ChoronickelThe obituary called Friedkin “a gift to all who knew him as an amazing son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend.”

The drive added, “Gary lived his life to the fullest, bringing endless laughter to his family and many friends without getting in the way of the obstacles he faced. Gary put countless smiles on people’s faces and left so many with their own special ‘Gary story’.”

comic book also reported that a scholarship to Youngstown State University was established in the actor’s name.

Gary Friedkin played the chef Clarence in Happy Days


Friedkin is survived by his brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece, and great-niece and great-nephew. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi actor Gary Friedkin dies at 70


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