Vader Found His Lack Of Faith Disturbing: Richard LeParmentier Dies At 66

Richard LeParmentier

Richard LeParmentier, left, in an unreleased scene of RECOiL with that film’s writer/director Brian DiMaio, right. Unfortunately LeParmentier’s scenes were never completed. LeParmentier, who’s costume included a necktie, pleaded with DiMaio to be allowed to remove it or, otherwise, loosen it. DiMaio maintains that it was an honest wardrobe sizing mistake.

Austin, TX—Richard LeParmentier, best known for playing the foolish Admiral Motti and mouthing off to Darth Vader about the Force and nearly being Force-choked to death in “Star Wars,” died April 15. He was 66.

Born in Pittsburgh, LeParmentier lived and spent most of his career in England. From 1981-1984, he was married to “Superman” and “Superman II’s” Ursa herself, Sarah Douglas. It is unclear if her devotion to General Zod played a role in their divorce.

Besides appearing in “Star Wars” (all true fans of the Franchise know which “episode” we mean, so we will not insult Mr. LeParmentier’s memory by putting “Episode ___: Insert Insulting Subtitle Here”), he also appeared in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Superman II,” “RECOiL” and “Octopussy.”

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