17 April 2013 7:38 AM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Richard LeParmentier, who is known to "Star Wars" fans the world over as General Motti from the 1977 film, has passed away at the age of 66, his family announced Tuesday (April 16). A statement from his children reads:

Every time we find someone's lack of faith disturbing, we'll think of him.

At age 66, Richard Le Parmentier is one with the Force. We're deeply grateful to the many devoted fans who have posted personal remembrances of our dad as a warm, genuine person with an unparalleled joie de vivre and gift for friendship (not to mention a mean petanque player). To his fans and friends, his lines were the ultimate power in the universe. He absolutely loved traveling the world and meeting his friends and fellow Star Wars fan - whose tributes have given us all the best lines in this message. He told us many stories of the hospitality he enjoyed. He usually lived in Bath, »

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