Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Red 6 becomes one with the force.

Actor William Hootkins who played a minor yet oft' discussed role as Jek "Red6" Porkins in Star Wars IV: A New Hope passed away after a battle with cancer at age 58.

Although he had a small part as an X-Wing pilot who bravely assaulted the original Death Star before being shot down, he was loved by Star Wars fans worldwide and naturally has his own action figure- one which I have as yet to add to my collection.


Anonymous said...

Farewell William, you will not be forgotten.
Cancer is such a terrible way to go.

Unknown said...

Jesus, I thought it was Dutton's head peering out at me there for a second from beneath that visor. I thought ye'd taken this whole dressing up role playing thing a bit too far.

Anonymous said...

Stay on target, Red 6.