Peter Mayhew, the original actor of Chewbacca in Star Wars, dies at age 74

Peter Mayhew, original actor of Chewbacca, character of Star Wars, He has died at age 74, according to several members of his family.

Mayhew played the character in the first tapes of the saga, quickly becoming an iconic character and a symbol of cinema worldwide. Although now the character has been recreated with the help of computer effects to add even more "realism" (where possible) to character, in the original saga (the current episodes IV, V and VI), Mayhew gave life to the character . The famous cry of Chewbacca is already a classic.

Even so, even in the new ones, the movement style of the actor that gave him life has been imitated. It has also appeared in shows like Donny and Marie and the Muppets Show. He was also on Glee.

Born in London, Mayhew played the character in Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), Revenge of the Sith (2005) and The Awakening of the Force (2015). Currently, the sportsman Joonas Suotamo is in charge of the role.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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