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Jay Benedict (April 11, 1951[source?]April 4, 2020) was an American-born actor who spent most of his life and career in the United Kingdom. He passed away from complications arising from COVID-19 in 2020.[1]

He played Luke Skywalker's friend Deak in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, though Benedict's performance and the Tosche Station scene as a whole were cut from the final film.[2]

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