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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew passes away at age 74

Peter Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca in original Star Wars trilogy, passes away at age 74

Peter Mayhew, the actor who portrayed the iconic Star Wars character Chewbacca, has passed away at the age of 74.

His family released an official statement on his verified Twitter page on Thursday, revealing that the actor passed on April 30.

‘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,’ the statement began.’

RIP: Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy, has passed away at the age of 74

Gone but not forgotten: His family released an official statement on his verified Twitter page on Thursday, revealing that the actor passed on April 30

 

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