Richard appeared in 'The Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’, playing a number of roles in each movie.
As well as appearing in a number of other films, Richard enjoyed fencing, and was the President of the Truro Fencing Club.
The club shared the sad news on their Twitter account, writing: “We are sad to announce the sudden passing of our President & former Head Coach Richard Bonehill. A great leader & an inspiration.”
Richard starred as Nien Nunb, who co-piloted the Millenium Falcon, in the two films, and he also played a stormtrooper, rebel soldier and a fighter pilot.
Richard’s other credits include ‘Frenchman’s Creek’, ‘’Allo ‘Allo’ and ‘Call Me Mister’.