BREAKING: Original “Chewbacca” Actor Dies

Peter Mayhew, the man known as the original actor for Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” saga, has died at the age of 74.

Mayhew reportedly died Tuesday at his North Texas home, according to a release from his family today. He played Chewbacca in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, episode three of the prequels and the New Trilogy, and consulted on “The Last Jedi” to teach his successor.

Mayhew is survived by his wife Angie and his three children.

Source: Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca actor, dies at 74 | WTKR.com

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