Obituary: Richard LeParmentier

Actor Richard LeParmentier (b.1946) died on April 15. LeParmentier is best known for his portrayal of General Motti in Star Wars, where he was strangled by Darth Vader after questioning the power of the Force. His other genre roles included a reporter in Superman II, Lt. Santino in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and an episode of Space: 1999. LeParmentier, who also used the name Richard Parmentier focused on screenwriting and voice work after 1992.