Admiral Ackbar Dies at 93

April 5, 2016


Erik Bauersfeld, the man whose voice will forever be remembered as how a fish-man identifies a space ambush, has died. Bauersfeld, who provided the voices of both Admiral Ackbar and grossly tentacle-headed henchman Bib Fortuna in Return of the Jedi, reportedly passed away Sunday at the age of 93. While he also provided voices in last year's Crimson Peak, his last screen role was reprising his most famous role in The Force Awakens.

As Ackbar himself might say, in the end, the real trap was the inescapability of death itself. But he'd say it in that funny voice, and for that we thank you, Erik Bauersfeld.

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