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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74

Peter Mayhew, known to all of us as Chewbacca from Star Wars, has sadly passed away.

Mayhew died surrounded by family at his North Texas home.

“He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame,” his family said.

A public memorial will be held in LA for fans in December at EmpireCon.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Family posted the following statement on twitter:

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