You’ll be missed, Mr. Mayhew.
Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬Âthree Could – The Drive will not be as sturdy this Fourth of Could as one other actor from the “Star Wars” franchise’s authentic solid has endlessly gone right into a galaxy far, distant.
Peter Mayhew, the person who introduced the enduring character Chewbacca to life within the authentic “Star Wars” trilogy, has handed away at age 74.
The late actor’s household introduced the unhappy information through a letter posted on his private Twitter, which revealed that he handed away on the night of 30 April in his North Texas house together with his household by his aspect.
Mayhew had been a really energetic participant of the “Star Wars” franchise. Other than starring within the authentic trilogy, he additionally reprised his Chewbacca function in “Star Wars: Episode III Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: The Drive Awakens”.
He was additionally a Chewy advisor for “Star Wars: The Final Jedi” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story”.
Standing at 221cm, Mayhew was wheelchair-bound in recent times however as his household mentioned it, he fought again to face tall and painting Chewy as soon as extra in “The Drive Awakens”.
His explanation for demise has not been introduced.
He’s survived by his spouse Angie and three youngsters.
(Photograph supply: Peter Mayhew’s Twitter)