Original Chewbacca Actor, Peter Mayhew, Passes Away at Age 74. We regret to inform you that Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca from the original Star Wars trilogy has passed away.
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
His family posted today to his Twitter page @TheWookieRoars: “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.”
Fans and co-stars alike are taking to social media to share their condolences for “our Chewbacca.”
Here is a photo of the original cast of Star Wars: A New Hope. Peter towered over his co-stars but was beloved and esteemed by them all. He attended every event he could and never shied away from a Star Wars premiere, he would usually sport his lightsaber cane to help him walk the red carpets.
From the many, many fans of Star Wars here at Chip & Co. we express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and fellow fans. May the Force be with you, Peter. Say “Hi” to the Princess/General for us.
Photo Credit: Lucasfilm/Getty Images/Shutterstock
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