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Captain Spoon
10-25-2005, 12:34 PM
Rebelscum is reporting that Willaim Hootkins who played Jet Porkins in A New Hope died yesterday from pankriatic cancer. He was 58 :cry:

JimJamBonds
10-25-2005, 12:36 PM
Wow he was only 58??? I would have guessed much older. None the less another has been lost from the OT. :sad:

2-1B
10-25-2005, 12:59 PM
RIP Mr. Hootkins.

bobafrett
10-25-2005, 01:23 PM
So Long Jet, may you find peace on the other side of the galaxy.

Slicker
10-25-2005, 02:15 PM
Well this just sucks!! Billy Hoot was one of those characters in Star Wars that gained way more fame than he should have.

This is truly a shame.

tagmac
10-25-2005, 05:44 PM
RIP not only to Jek Porkins, but Lt. Eckhardt in Batman. Mr. Hootkins laso appeared in other well known films, including Raiders of the Lost Ark and Superman IV.

Bacta Beast
10-25-2005, 07:55 PM
Sad. Rest In Peace Jek.

Rogue II
10-25-2005, 10:14 PM
RIP not only to Jek Porkins, but Lt. Eckhardt in Batman. Mr. Hootkins laso appeared in other well known films, including Raiders of the Lost Ark and Superman IV.

He was Munson in Flash Gordon. It was a small part in the begining.

Jayspawn
10-26-2005, 12:14 AM
I just read about it on Rebelscum. It is a great loss to Star Wars fans. All of the Rebel Pilots are unique and wonderful. Hookins was a good character actor, I enjoyed seeing him in various parts in movies and have always wanted to meet him. My best wishes to him and his family.