Erik Bauersfeld, Voice of ‘Stars Wars’ Character Admiral Ackbar, Dies at 93

Actor provided Ackbar’s voice in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Return of the Jedi”

Erik Bauersfeld, best known for giving voice to Admiral Ackbar’s iconic line in “Return of the Jedi” — “It’s a trap!” — died Sunday. He was 93.

The actor’s manager, Derek Maki, told TheWrap that Bauersfeld died of natural causes at his home in Berkeley, California.

Bauersfeld played the voice of Admiral Ackbar — who was physically performed by puppeteer Tim Rose — three times, in the films “Return of the Jedi” and “The Force Awakens,” as well as the “Star Wars” video game “X-Wing.”

He also has vocal credits in “Crimson Peak” and “A.I. Artificial Intelligence.”

Aside from film work, Bauersfeld presented radio dramas from 1962 to 1991 on KPFA public radio in Berkeley as the station’s director of drama and literature.