Actor Who Voiced: 'It's A Trap,' Famous 'Star Wars' Line, Dies
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I am Renee Montagne. Admiral Ackbar, the fish-looking creature with a domed head from "Return of the Jedi," endeared himself to "Star Wars" fans with a single line.
(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "STAR WARS: EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI")
ERIK BAUERSFELD: (As Ackbar) It's a trap.
MONTAGNE: It's a trap has become one of the original trilogy's most-remembered lines and brought years of fan mail to Erik Bauersfeld, the voice actor who played Ackbar. This week, he passed away at 93, leaving behind a beloved meme. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.