RIP Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca

02 May 2019 19:44 #1 by ScienceChic
Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74
BBC.com, 1 hour ago

Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died aged 74, his family says.

He passed away at his home in Texas on 30 April with his family by his side, a statement said.

The British-American actor played giant Wookiee warrior Chewbacca in the original trilogy beginning in 1977 as well as later films until 2015.

"He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame," his family said.

Peter Mayhew Verified account @TheWookieeRoars 3 hours ago

The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home.

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03 May 2019 08:27 #2 by FredHayek
I read yesterday that Lucas asked Peter if he wanted to be Darth Vader or Chewbacca. Mr. Mayhew wanted to be a good guy, so he chose Chewie. Great job sir!

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