Peter Mayhew, Who Starred as Chewbacca in 'Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope,' Has Died

The actor was 74.


Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and many other films in the franchise, has died on Apr. 30 at the age of 74. 

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"Peter Mayhew, the legendary actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died at 74. Mayhew's family announced on Twitter Thursday that the actor died Tuesday: "He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in ..."


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