Peter Mayhew, Who Played Chewbacca, Dies at 74

Peter Mayhew, the British actor best known for playing “Chewbacca” in the “Star Wars” films, has died at the age of 74.

Mayhew passed away at his North Texas home on April 30. The actor’s family shared the news on Mayhew’s Twitter account on Thursday.

Mayhew appeared in:

  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Revenge of the Sith
  • The Force Awakens
  • He also appeared in the 1978 made-for-television Star Wars Holiday Special

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