Erik Bauersfeld, Voice Of ‘Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar, Dead At 93

Erik Bauersfeld, the veteran radio actor who memorably voiced the beloved “Star Wars” character Admiral Ackbar — and delivered the iconic line (turned meme), “It’s a trap!” in “Return of the Jedi” — died on Sunday at his home in Berkeley, Calif. He was 93. The death was confirmed this week by his manager, Derek Maki. Cause of death was not released. Bauersfeld provided the voice to Ackbar in both 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” and last year’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” He also voiced the character of Bib Fortuna in “Jedi,” and did voice work for Steven Spielberg’s “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” (2001) and Guillermo Del Toro’s “Crimson Peak” (2015).While Bauersfeld, who was raised in New York, will be remembered for his work in movies, he often said that those forays…


Link to Full Article: Erik Bauersfeld, Voice Of ‘Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar, Dead At 93