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For such a venerable franchise character as Admiral Ackbar, to be killed off-screen almost as an aside was a somewhat ignominious end for a character that has been high in the Star Wars zeitgeist for almost four decades. That’s how actor Tom Kane felt about the Mon Cal’s death in The Last Jedi, and he voiced his thoughts on the matter at last weeks Celebration Chicago while on stage on The Star Wars Show.

I’ve been Ackbar for about six years… and I was not really thrilled about how they blew him out the side of the ship.

I’m like, ‘Who is this Holdo woman? Nobody knows her, no one’s invested in her — who is she? Why is she saving the fleet?’

If anyone was gonna save the fleet it’d be Ackbar.

Ackbar died when the Raddus was attacked by TIE fighters, which also saw General Leia Organa hurled out of the bridge window and into space. What are your thoughts on the Admirals passing? Let us know on our social media feeds.