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Erik Bauersfeld, voice of ‘Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar, dies at 93

The Hollywood Reporter: Erik Bauersfeld, the actor who voiced the famed 'Star Wars’ character Admiral Ackbar, has died at age 93, his manager said Monday. Bauersfeld’s character gave the famous line in 1983’s Return of the Jedi, “It’s a trap!”

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Photo: Admiral Ackbar in 'Return of the Jedi’; Erik Bauersfeld
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