On a sad note, we learned that the actor Peter Mayhew died April 30 at his home in Texas. So far the cause of death has not been disclosed.

The actor was the first to play the Chewbaccain 1977 and starred in 4 more Star Wars films.

The actor also served as a consultant on the film The Last Jedi, helping Chewbacca's new actor Jonas Suotamo and was also a frequent convention-goer, always fan-friendly and taking pictures with the actor famous for the famous movie furry.

Peter Mayhew's height made the actor stand out among the members of the Star Wars series, but was always remembered for his charisma and personality.

Mark Hammil tweeted the following sentence:

"He was the kindest of giants - a big man with an even bigger heart that always made me smile and a loyal friend I loved so much," wrote actor Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker opposite Mayhew. “I'm grateful for the memories we share and I'm a better man for meeting you”

Backstage photos of actor Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca

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