In partnership with

PICS: Trevor Noah, Khaya Dlanga and Anele Mdoda are having the best time in LA, like going bowling

Beyoncé, who is pregnant with twins, has cancelled her headlining spot at the Coachella music festival

Australian Star Wars actor dies

2016-11-24 08:27

Los Angeles — Peter Sumner, an Australian actor who had a small but memorable part as an officer on the Death Star in Star Wars, has died at age 74, his agent confirmed on Wednesday.

The actor worked only two days on the 1977 film, playing Lieutenant Pol Treidum. While the name might not ring a bell for casual fans, his line, "TK-421, do you copy" likely will. It was enough to make him a fan convention mainstay.

See a clip here:

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, which first reported his death, he was also the only Australian actor to appear in the film.

Sumner also appeared in Tony Richardson's Ned Kelly, the children's show Play School and other Australian series like Spyforce and Heartbreak High.

Read more on:    celebrity deaths  |  star wars

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.