Actor Peter Mayhew, who was most known for his role as Chewbacca, has passed away today at the age of 74.
Star Wars fans and the rest of the world has lost a star today, actor Peter Mayhew has passed away at the age of 74. Mayhew’s official Twitter account @thewookieeroars reveled the actor died on Tuesday, April 30th in his North Texas home.
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
“He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in ever frame of the films from his knock kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth…. But to him, the Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film. The relationships that began then grew into the friends and family that he would love for decades to come.”
You will be missed my furry friend.