It is with a sad heart that I type this one up folks. At age 74 Peter Mayhew, best known for playing Chewbacca, passed away. I myself did briefly meet the man once and he came off as a warm and genuine fellow and though are conversation was brief those that actually new him echoed my sentiments.
He truly took a very dull role and made it his own. Playing the role from the original film right up until the Force Awakens.
“He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame,” his family said.
They would go on to tell us that, “He fought his way back from being wheelchair-bound to stand tall and portray Chewbacca once more in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
And he was even there on the set of the Last Jedi, giving advice to his successor in the role. Beyond Star Wars he was a business man who was heavily involved in charity work. Guess this giant of a man really did have a heart to match his size
RIP Mr Mayhew, the world is a little less fantastical now that you have left us.
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