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Peter Mayhew


Born - 19 May 1944, Barnes, London, England
Died - 30 April 2019

Abnormally tall English actor whose face was normally buried beneath make-up and a shaggy suit as Chewbacca in several of the Star Wars films. He was working in a hospital when spotted to play outlandish characters in the movies: Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Terror (1978), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), Revenge of the Sith (2005), Yesterday Was a Lie (2008), Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) and Killer Ink (2016), his last, by which time he had become an American citizen. Standing 7ft 3in in his prime, he died from a heart attack.