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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Passed Away At 74

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Passed Away At 74

Peter Mayhew who played Chewbacca in 1977 Star Wars movie has passed away at age of 74.

Chewbacca actor died in his his North Texas home on April 30. Mayhew’s family announced the actor’s death on Twitter.

In a statement on Twitter, Mayhew’s family wrote:

“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.”

His family also penned a emotional letters about his career.

Check out the post below.

Mark Hamill also who played Luke Skywalker shared heartbroken letters about Peter’s death and his friendship on Twitter. He said:

“He was the gentlest of giants-A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile & a loyal friend who I loved dearly-I’m grateful for the memories we shared & I’m a better man for just having known him. Thanks Pete #RIPPeterMayhew”

Check out the post below.

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