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Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, has passed away

Chewbacca is one of the most recognizable character in Star Wars.

And easily one of the most beloved.

But fans all over the globe are in mourning today.

Because Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, has passed away.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor was 74 years-old.

His family announced the news online:

Mayhew played Chewbacca in all of the original Trilogy Star Wars films.

He reprised the role in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, and in 2015’s The Force Awakens.

Fans and friends alike have been sharing stories and remembering him online:

Rest in peace, old friend. You’ll be missed.

Read more on this story at HollywoodReporter.com



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