Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse Dies at 85

Darth Vader Actor Dave Prowse Dies at 85. Though we all know the iconic voice of Darth Vader as James Earl Jones the physical representation of the character was portrayed by Body Builder and Actor Dave Prowse. During the early hours of the morning Prowse’s agent shared the news of his passing, stating:

“It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and million of fans around the world, to announce that our client Dave Prowse MBE has passed away at the age of 85.”

In 2013, Dave Prowse shared with BBC how he came to be one of the most iconic villains in cinematic history sharing, “What happened actually is my agent rang me up and said there’s a gentleman in town called George Lucas who would very much like to see you,” he explained. “So, I went out to see him and meet up with him. He took me into a room and showed me all these conceptual drawings. He said, ‘I would like to offer you one of two parts in this movie I’m doing.’”

“The first one is a character called Chewbacca. I said, ‘What in the h*** is Chewbacca?’ He goes through the film on the side of the goodies, you see? I heard that and said, ‘Three months in a gorilla skin? No, thank you very much!’” he continued, “The other one is called Darth Vader. He’s the big villain of the film, you see? I said, don’t say anymore George, I’ll have the villain’s part. He said, ‘Tell me why?’ Think back on all the movies you’ve ever seen when there’s good guys and bad guys. You always remember the bad guy!”

Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of Dave Prowse 🕯

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