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 ..."
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. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 2, 2019
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RIP to the great Peter Mayhew, the man behind the original Chewbacca in Star Wars.— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 2, 2019
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Rest in peace to Peter Mayhew, the man who brought Chewbacca to life in 'Star Wars'. pic.twitter.com/KJjvzn8xYW— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) May 2, 2019
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We had the honor of meeting Peter Mayhew at Star Wars Celebration last month. Today we thank him for making Star Wars feel like home for many fans. Rest in peace, Mr. Mayhew. pic.twitter.com/dpCDbaCR0c— Funko (@OriginalFunko) May 2, 2019
Star Wars: Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74 https://t.co/Ywe3qARzfU— Sky News (@SkyNews) May 2, 2019
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