Remembering Admiral Ackbar

Most of you have probably heard about the recent death of a Mr. Erik Bauersfeld. While the name might not sound familiar, the character he played should. Erik was best known for portraying Admiral Ackbar, the fish-like alien admiral from Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi and who also returned to play his character in last year’s Episode VII: Return Of The Jedi. Ackbar is a character most infamously known for his line “It’s a trap!” Ackbar doesn’t have a whole lot of scenes, but became known for his singular catchphrase. Since then, Ackbar has become something of a cultural icon. I love this character and it’s a shame that the man who brought life to him is no long with us. Rest in peace, Erik, may that galaxy you rest in far far away be a peaceful one.

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