The "Clumsy Stormtrooper" From Star Wars Has Died

By James O Malley on at

Michael Leader, who played the Stormtrooper who famously hit his head in the original Star Wars film has died.

The news was announced by the BBC's Eastenders team, as since the show began he has played Albert Square's milkman.

Star Wars is far from Leader's only contribution to science fiction. Over the years he also appeared in Blakes 7, Doctor Who and Red Dwarf in various small roles.

But it is that one iconic moment though which he'll no-doubt be remembered for, as it has become a beloved part of the franchises's lore - so much so that Battlefront included this subtle tribute: