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Erik Bauersfeld, The Voice Behind Admiral Ackbar, Dies At 93

Erik Bauersfeld, a prolific voice actor best known for voicing Admiral Ackbar in the "Star Wars" franchise, died at his home of natural causes at 93.

By Grant Suneson | April 4, 2016

Erik Bauersfeld, the voice actor best known for his role as Admiral Ackbar in "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi," died of natural causes Sunday. He was 93.

Bauersfeld also worked on other films, like "Crimson Peak" and "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," but spent most of his career as a radio actor in Berkeley, California.

Most of Bauersfeld's notoriety came from his work in "Star Wars," particularly one line.

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"It's a trap!"

He even got to reprise his role in 2015 for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," much to the delight of fans everywhere. 

This video includes clips from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures20th Century Fox and Haywire Films Australia.

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