For the Star Wars fans like me this quote is one movie moment we will always remember. "THIS STATION IS NOW THE ULTIMATE POWER IN THE UNIVERSE." One of Star Wars most famous lines came from an actor really nobody even heard of yet his icy tone and stone cold stare and non fear of Sith Lord Darth Vader made an incredible chilling bad ass movie moment. Richard LeParmentier who played General Motti in Star Wars Episode 4 a New Hope in the original trilogy passed away at 66 Tuesday morning while with his family in Austin Texas. LeParmentier also had several roles in other feature films such as appearing in "Rollerball," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Octopussy," and in recurring roles on the British television series "Capital City" and "We'll Meet Again."
In 1980, while appearing in "Superman II," he met actress Sarah Dougless, who would become his wife from 1981 to 1984. In the late 1980s, LeParmentier began dividing his time between acting and writing; he wrote episodes for several popular UK TV shows, including "Love Hurts," "Boon," and "The Bill," and wrote the 1995 documentary "Castle Ghosts of England."
LeParmentier was said he loved his Star Wars fans and traveling the world when he could. Sad day for Star Wars fans nation wide. May the force always be with you Richard. Rest in Peace.