Peter Mayhew, The Original Chewbacca From ‘Star Wars,’ Is Dead At 74

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Peter Mayhew, the legendary actor who made the role of Chewbacca famous in the original Star Wars trilogy and in later films, has died at the age of 74. Variety reported on Thursday that Mayhew died two days earlier, which was confirmed by a statement his family had posted to his official Twitter account.

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...

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