Peter Mayhew has died aged 74

May 2, 2019

A sad day for Star Wars, actor Peter Mayhew had died aged 74.

Peter helped make Star Wars what it is with his iconic character of Chewbaccca, everyone's favorite walking carpet. 

His family advised of Peter's passing on his Twitter account:

Peter was long celebrated by the Star Wars fandom as a genuine person who loved his Star Wars community and fans right back. In recent years he popped up on Reddit in many conversations about Star Wars, bring great insight and wit to the discussions.

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Peter retired from the character and handed over the batten of Chewbacca to Joonas Suotamo during the filming of The Force Awakens. 

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