Entertainment Movies 'Lord of the Rings' Dialect Coach, 'Star Wars' Actor Andrew Jack Dies of Coronavirus Complications at 76 Andrew Jack also appeared in two Star Wars fims as Resistance Major Caluan Ematt By Eric Todisco Published on March 31, 2020 02:31 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Keith Hamshere Andrew Jack, the dialect coach for the Lord of The Rings films, has died at age 76 from complications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to multiple reports. TMZ was the first outlet to report on his death on Tuesday. The Star Wars actor’s rep, Jill McCullough, said in a statement to Evening Standard that he died Tuesday morning at a hospital outside of London as a result of complications he’d developed from the deadly respiratory illness. Jack’s wife Gabrielle Rogers was unable to be with him in England due to being quarantined in Australia, McCullough said. “Andrew lived on one the oldest working houseboats on the Thames, he was fiercely independent but madly in love with his wife; also a dialect coach: Gabrielle Rogers,” said McCullough. “Tragically she is stuck in quarantine in Australia having just flown in from NZ last week. She was unable to see or talk to him at the end of his life and there is a chance a funeral may not be held.” “Andrew was full of life — he was tall and striking with flowing white hair,” he continued. “You wouldn’t miss him if he walked into a room.” His wife wrote on Twitter: “We lost a man today. Andrew Jack was diagnosed with Coronavirus 2 days ago.” The U.K. native was most recently hired to be the dialect coach on Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader. Production for the film is now on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak. Jack also appeared in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Resistance Major Caluan Ematt. He also voiced the character of Moloch in Solo: A Star Wars Story. His Star Wars costar Greg Grunberg honored Jack on Twitter, writing: “Devastated to hear of the passing of the wonderful, talented, beloved gentleman #AndrewJack.” Alamy Remembering the Stars We’ve Lost in 2020 As a dialect coach, Jack worked closely with Robert Downey Jr. on multiple films, including Restoration in 1995 and the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film, as well as with Pierce Brosnan on several of the James Bond films. Jack also worked as a dialect coach on many of the Marvel films, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. Jack was married twice before Rogers: first to Felicity Hutchinson from 1974 to 1987, and then to Paula Jack from 2000 to 2018. He is also survived by two children. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. To help provide doctors and nurses on the front lines with life-saving medical resources, donate to Direct Relief here.