Yesterday the world lost one of its greats. Actor Peter Mayhew, best known for his role as Chewbacca in three different Star Wars trilogies died yesterday at age 74.
Though no cause of death was given by his family the star had recently undergone spinal surgery, further reports will follow.
The British born Mayhew was 7 ft 3 in and a natural fit for the role of Chewbecca. “He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame of the films,” said his family’s statement. “But, to him, the Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film.”