Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars’ movies, dies

May 2, 2019

(Reuters) – Peter Mayhew, the actor who played the furry co-pilot Chewbacca in several “Star Wars” movies, has died, his family said in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday.

Mayhew, who was 74, died on Tuesday, the statement said.

(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese)

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