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Andrew Jack, a celebrated dialect coach in the film industry, has passed away at the age of 76 due to COVID-19.

According to Jack’s agent, Jill McCullough, the dialect coach and actor passed away on Tuesday in Britain’s Surry Hospital. McCullough told the Evening Standard, “Andrew lived on one of the oldest working houseboats on the Thames, he was fiercely independent but madly in love with his wife; also a dialect coach: Gabrielle Rogers.” She went on to add, “Andrew was full of life, he was tall and striking with flowing white hair. You wouldn’t miss him if he walked into a room.”

His wife, a fellow dialect coach, later posted a tribute to him saying, “We lost a man today. Andrew Jack was diagnosed with Coronavirus 2 days ago. He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully knowing that his family were all ‘with’ him.”

Jack had been working on The Batman prior to the film shutting down. Following the announcement of his passing, director Matt Reeves posted saying, “Andrew was a legend, and such a kind man. We are all absolutely heartbroken. Our hearts go out to his family. Rest in peace, Andrew… ”

In addition to his work as a dialect coach, Jack also had done some acting, most recognizably as Major Caluan Ematt in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

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