Chewbacca Actor, Peter Mayhew, Dead at 74

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Chewbacca‘s howling in heaven right now … Peter Mayhew — the person behind the masks of the enduring ‘Star Wars’ character — has died … in response to his household.

We’re advised the actor died from a coronary heart situation Tuesday at his residence in North Texas, and was surrounded by family and friends. Peter performed Chewie in all three movies of the unique ‘Star Wars’ trilogy, and did it over again many years later in ‘The Revenge of the Sith’ and in 2015’s ‘The Force Awakens.’

His household says Peter fought his manner again from being in a wheelchair to star in ‘The Force Awakens’ earlier than retiring. However, he served as a advisor to Joonas Suotamo — the Finnish basketball participant who took over the function in ‘The Last Jedi.’

Mayhew’s survived by his spouse and three youngsters. His household is asking followers to donate to the Peter Mayhew Foundation — which advantages households around the globe in disaster conditions — in lieu of sending flowers or presents.

They add … there might be a memorial service for household in June, however in December … they’re planning to carry a service followers can attend in Los Angeles.

Peter was 74.


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