The voice coach and actor Andrew Jack has passed away to the 76 years in a hospital in Surrey, Uk, after contracting coronavirus. It has confirmed its agent, Jill McCullough who has assured that the messages of affection have not failed to arrive after hearing the news. “Andrew lived in one of the houseboats oldest of the Thames. He was fiercely independent, but I was madly in love with his wife”. Gabrielle Rogers, wife of Jack and also vocal coach, has not been able to be at your side in the last moments because it is quarantine in Australia. “Andrew was diagnosed with two days ago. Had No pain and went in peace knowing that his family was “beside him””.
This coach british is known by the large public since their appearance in ‘Star Wars: The last Jedi’ as the General Emattas well as thanks to their involvement in ‘Han Solo: A history of Star Wars’ and ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The awakening of force’, but before you get in front of the cameras of filmmakers like Rian Johnson, or J. J. Abrams, I already had a long career as an expert in dialects and voice coach. “He was vocal coach for many years and also cared for support to coaches younger and was a pioneer in our industry. Proved to the producers that our department was necessary and our important work“added McCullough. “He loved his job, was charming and funny. I’m going to miss that do voices silly with him and be a joke on the set. A coach not only has to be good with accents but he has to get the actors to feel safe and get the confidence. The interpreters that worked with him worshipped him”.
A farewell to galactic
Many industry colleagues have wanted to say goodbye to Jack, among them several members of the team of ‘Star Wars’ as the actor Greg Grunberg who has assured feeling “shattered” by the death of his companion who has been described as “wonderful, full of talent and one of the nicest people” with which he has worked. For its part Joonas Suotamo, a performer who plays Chewbacca in the trilogy of the most recent Saga Skywalker, praised his work as a coach, adding that “he was a passionate man who cared not only of his work but of those around him”. Also Abrams has wanted to convey through the social networks, their sense goodbye by sharing a note to the family and pulling of humor: “he was charming as few, our brilliant vocal coach… He was so handsome that we had to sign him [para el mencionado papel de General Ematt]”. Surrounded by love it up another star galactic. That the Force with you, always.
Today we learned that a member of our Star Wars family, Andrew Jack, passed away due to complications from COVID-19. In addition to playing Major Ematt in The Force Awakens, his work as a dialect coach on TFA, Just, & other SW films revealed a man who was passionate & caring… pic.twitter.com/4gl4RQqLqI
? Joonas Suotamo (@JoonasSuotamo) March 31, 2020
? JJ Abrams (@jjabrams) March 31, 2020