Jan 31, 2020
Hey everyone, it's Brandon. I just wanted to take a second and put this episode (Episode 47, from this past fall) back in your feeds because today it was announced that Mr. Alan Harris had passed away at the age of 81.
I am so glad I got to meet him and chronicle his story. He was so generous with his time and such a delight to be around. I hope you enjoy this brief window into his experience with the saga and its fans, and spend a second to remember someone who gave so much to this community.
Alan Harris is perhaps most famous for portraying one of the most iconic aliens in Star Wars: the fearsome bounty hunter Bossk, in The Empire Strikes Back.
However, he had roles in each of the Original Trilogy, as well as returned to the saga briefly, two decades later, to appear in The Phantom Menace. From being the first person to wear a Boba Fett costume (now the famous white "Prototype Fett") to becoming the mold for Han Solo in Carbonite, Mr. Harris' contributions to the saga are both so surprising and so important.
RIP Alan Harris.