Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dead at 74

Published on May 3, 2019, 8:38 am

Published by BC Local News

Peter Mayhew, known for his role as the iconic Wookie in the "Star Wars" series, died at his North Texas home on Tuesday. He was 74. His family confirmed the news in a statement on Twitter. No cause of death has been released. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mayhew had undergone spinal surgery in the summer. The 7-foot-3 London native portrayed Han Solo's furry sidekick in the original trilogy as well as 2005's "Revenge of the Sith" and "The Force Awakens" in 2015. (The Canadian Press)

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