One of the most unusual actors known for iconic roles in “Star wars,” has died
Died actor Peter Mayhew. He in the famous Saga “Star wars” played the role of Chewbacca.
Mayhew was 74 years old. He died April 30 at his home in Texas. The cause of death of the actor is not known. Note that the last time Peter Mayhew moved with a cane and a wheelchair.
The actor said that he underwent scheduled surgery on the spine, which should improve his mobility.
“Everything went well, the weeks it will take to restore. Thank you doctors, staff, family and friends that helped me through it,” wrote Twitter Mayhew.
His debut role was played in the movie “Sinbad and the eye of the tiger” in 1977. This role was quite accidentally, when the producers of the film saw his picture in a newspaper, article about people with big feet. So Peter Mayhew got the role of the Minotaur.
When casting roles for his first film “Star wars” Director George Lucas needed an actor who could be suitable for the role of Chewbacca. Initially this role was claimed by bodybuilder David Prowse, but he was later approved for the role of Darth Vader. As Lucas said, all that had to do Mayhew to get the role of Chewbacca, is just to stand up. Note that the growth of the actor is 2.2 meters.
As we wrote earlier, the first teaser for “Star wars” was leaked to the network. The film will be called “The Rise Of Skywalker” (“the Ascent of Skywalker”).
In the first two-minute teaser shows one of the main characters Rey (Daisy Ridley). In the beginning of the video, the girl bares his sword and runs to the ship of the First Order and effectively jumping. Also in the video are Princess Leia, played by the late Carrie Fisher, the robot C-3PO, Finn (John Boyega), Chewbacca, the droids C-3PO, BB-8 and even Lendo Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), who previously appeared in the original trilogy (V and VI episodes).
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. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 2, 2019
Recall, star the Saga continues, there was an official trailer.
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