The Empire Strikes Back Actor Ian Liston Has Died

It is with great sadness that we learnt this morning of the passing of The Empire Strikes Back actor Ian Liston.  Ian played the role of the pilot Wes Janson in the iconic movie.

5 October 2016
We regret to announce that Ian Liston has died. He would have wished to acknowledge the work of the Royal Marsden Hospital where he was proud to have taken part in experimental treatments that not only prolonged his life but promise to do the same for many future victims of prostate cancer.
May the Force be with him.

Ian was also well known to UK Sci-Fi fans for his role in the 1979 Doctor Who tale The Armageddon Factor.

Take a few moments to look back at our 2005 interview with Ian, which you can find here.

Everyone at Jedi News extends their sympathies and thoughts to Ian’s family and friends.
Brian Cameron
Brian is an obsessive collector of Star Wars books, comics, and magazines. With a collection extending into the tens of thousands, he is obsessed by variants, and the more obscure a publication the better! Brian was the Literature Editor for Jedi News, and was also host of the podcast Take Cover on the Jedi News Network until August 2017. Brian stepped down from Jedi News in August 2017 for personal reasons. At the end of October 2017 he was part of the team that launched Fantha Tracks.