Trisha Noble, the actress who played Padme Amidala’s mom in the Star Wars movie series, died of mesothelioma a few weeks ago. OK! Magazine reported the news. 

Noble, 76, is the latest celebrity or well-known figure to die from this asbestos cancer.

The Australian actress played the role of Jobal Naberrie, Padme’s mother, in the Star Wars “prequels.” She appeared in “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones” (2002) and “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith” (2005).

Noble appeared in a couple scenes, one of which was deleted from the theater version. Her scene in Episode II involved her meeting Padme and Anakin Skywalker, although this was cut and is only available in the extended DVD version.

In Episode III, she appears during Padme’s funeral towards the end of the movie.

Noble began her acting career in the 1960s. She starred in the 1980s action TV series “Strike Force.” She was also a singer.

Other famous actors and actresses to die of mesothelioma include Steve McQueen and Paul Gleason, the latter of which played the antagonist principal character in “The Breakfast Club.”

Merlin Olsen, a member of the NFL Hall of Fame, played 15 seasons with the Los Angeles Rams. He died of peritoneal mesothelioma.

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