There is an untold story behind Return of the Jedi’s actor Gerald Home’s cause of death after he passed away on Wednesday (October 6, 2021) at the age of 70. May he rest in peace.
Social sources confirmed the heartbreaking news; a user wrote, “Really sad news that Gerald home has passed away..brought one of my favorite characters from Return of the Jedi to life, such a nice fella at conventions, will miss saying hello to him Rip sir.”
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on October 18, 1950, Gerald relocated to Australia along with his family at the age of 16. He ended his education in Australia, and spent three years there as an actor and teacher before came backing to the UK to train at The Drama Studio London. After graduating from The Drama Studio London in July 1977, he kicked off his acting career.
Gerald Home had had a wide and different career as an actor: on the cinema, he starred in Return of the Jedi, and served as a puppeteer on Little Shop of Horrors, operating Audrey II the flesh-eating plant. His other films include London Boulevard and Hideo Nakata’s Chatroom.
He also made many television appearances include: Casualty, The Boot Street Band, Spitting Image, Situation Critical, Jenny’s War, Keeping Mum, Harry’s Mad, Time Gentlemen Please, Pay & Display, Paul Dreams of Bette, The Scarlet and the Black and Shane.
Did an Illness Becomes Gerald Home’s Cause of Death?
Although no official sources clarified Gerald Home’s cause of death at this time, some claim he lost his life due to an illness he had been suffering from recently.
However, US day News does not confirm any rumors; our team is trying to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the late actor’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these challenging days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; Fans widely ask, “what happened to the star?” So if you have any related information about his death, please share it with us.
He recently was living in London and performed many stage productions there. His voice work includes voice-overs and readings for BBC Radio.
Good to know the actor was an ex-school teacher who had spoken English, French, German and Spanish.
Gerald is one of the actors to have appeared in both Light Side and Dark Side characters in a Star Wars film, playing the original Mr Muscle in the long-running series of television commercials. He had additionally played at many conventions and performances to communicate with many Star Wars fans worldwide.
Reactions to Death of Gerald Home
Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.
Soon after the heartbreaking news was released, many of Gerald Home’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes:
Someone wrote, “GeraldHome has passed away 🙁 Gerald played Tessek and a Mon Calamari in Rotj. He was a true gentleman, and I remember fondly the times we met. In 2015 he met with us (crew from @TeeKay421be) in London.”
Another tweeted, “Just heard the sad news about Gerald Home — he’ll be missed on the scene by our fans, always so generous and friendly. #RIP Tessek.”
A fan said, “RIP Gerald Home. You won’t find a friendlier actor! We’ve had several conversations over the years, starting in 2005, and even sent his congratulations when I became a dad. A huge loss for the #StarWars fandom.”
SWTVRPodcast penned, “We are sad to note the passing of Gerald Home, who played Squid Head in ROTJ. Gerald has been a regular on the convention scene, and all who met him will know what a genial, engaging, warm, and witty man he was. We send our sympathies to all of Gerald’s family and friends.”