Helen Mirren’s stepson and Mandolorian star dies 52 after mystery illness battle

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Mandalorian and Swingers star Rio Hackford has sadly died at the age of 51.

The late actor was perhaps best known for his role in The Mandalorian as well as being the step-son of acting legend, Helen Mirren.

Hackford's brother Alex revealed to Variety at the weekend that the Swingers star had died on Thursday in Sunset beach after battling a long and unknown illness.

Since then, many heartfelt tributes have flooded in on Instagram, with Hackford's close friend D.V DeVincentis sharing a sweet tribute post in memory of his chum.

Along with a black and white image of the late actor, he penned: "Rio was more attuned to experience than anyone I've ever known.

"He would stop what was happening to point it out, compel you to pay attention. He would order you a must-have experience from a beloved menu and hold your eye as you paid attention to what was happening in your mouth."

The screenwriter added: "Right, Guy? I mean… right?' He would put an experience for you on the stereo, then start it over and play it again for you because we were talking over it the first time and 'Pal, you really have to listen to it.'"

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