The Force Awakens Actor Rony Bridges Dies

Sad news as Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor Rony Bridges dies.

The performer, who had appeared in a number of roles over the past 20 years, is understood to have died on Sunday.

Mr Bridges was perhaps best known in recent years for his appearance in the Star Wars Saga.

The actor played a First Order Admiral in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, with fans of the films posting their own tributes online.

Alongside this, Rony also had parts in fantasy film Valhalla Rising with Mads Mikkelsen, Dear Frankie, as well as a number of appearances in Rebus in the early 2000s.

As well as his roles in films, he was also a writer, author and playwright, as well as being involved in the Glasgow charity Star Child.

Rony’s wife Michaela is a former Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year nominee for her work with the charity.

She said she is devastated after Rony’s passing, adding: “I am heartbroken beyond words but I’m blessed with amazing friends who have been like angels this past month.

“He fought this hard and bravely for as long as he could.”

Friends and family have taken to the internet to share their memories of him.

We send love to his family and friends at this difficult time.

SOURCEEvening Times
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