Joe Hand Jr., who played Luke Skywalker in the popular sci-fi film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is 77.
He made his last movie appearance as Han Solo in The Force Unleashed, a sequel to The Empire Strikes Back.
He’s survived a heart attack and cancer.
“Joe has been my hero for a long time,” said his son, Michael Hand.
Hand, who has lived in the Twin Cities, told the Star Tribune last year that his father’s death had been difficult to process. “
I have the privilege of seeing him every day, and we’ll continue to do that for a while to come.”
Hand, who has lived in the Twin Cities, told the Star Tribune last year that his father’s death had been difficult to process.
“It was like a second coming,” he said.
Hand said his father was “really into Star Wars” and his brother, actor Mike Foy, would often play Han Solo. “
Hand was in his final year of graduate school at Cornell University when he started his acting career.
Hand said his father was “really into Star Wars” and his brother, actor Mike Foy, would often play Han Solo.
Hand is survived by his wife, Jocelyn, and two children, Alex and Ethan.
He also has a son, Zach, and a daughter, Kayla.
“If we made mistakes, we would be like, Oh, well, we can do it differently, but we still got to try. “
We had to fight for every single step we took,” he told the paper.
I can’t even imagine what it was like.” “
You have to make the right choice, and that’s what Joe did for a lot of people.
I can’t even imagine what it was like.”
Hand had appeared in the series The Clone Wars for the animated series Clone Wars.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and attended the University of Michigan.
He graduated from Michigan in 1963.
He then went on a film career, appearing in films like The Man From Oz, The Man Who Killed Elvis, and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
Hand’s last film role was in the 1986 film The Man from Oz, where he played the villain, The Masked Man.
He returned to Star Wars for two films, Star Wars II: Return of the Jedi in 1997 and Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones in 2001.