DEAD: Peter Mayhew (aged 74)
Peter Mayhew (19 May 1944 – 02 May 2019) was an English-American actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. He played the character in all of his live action appearances from the 1977 original to 2015’s The Force Awakens before his retirement from the role. Peter Mayhew died today, May 2, 2019.
DEATH: He passed away at his home in Texas on 30 April with his family by his side, a statement said. They did not says what the cause of his death was.