Apr 05, 2016 09:37 AM EST

Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar, Dies at 93

Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar, Dies at 93
Erik Bauersfeld, who famously voiced the character Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has died.  He was 93.

Bauersfeld also voiced Jabba the Hut's father in that film, as well lending hi voice to Guillermo Del Toro's film Crimson Peak and Steven Spielberg's 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

"The voice work I did in movies was accidental. I was working with Randy Thom on radio dramas at his technical quarters at Lucasfilm. One day Ben Burtt, sound designer for Star Wars, came by and asked if I would audition for a voice in the movie", said Bauersfeld.

We will forever know him as Admiral Ackbar, yelling his famous line, "It's a trap!"
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