R2-D2 Actor; Kenny Baker Dies At 81, ‘Brought Lots of Happiness to People’

By  //  August 13, 2016

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

ABOVE VIDEO: British actor Kenny Baker, who played robot R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, has died aged after a longstanding illness. He was 83.

(FOX NEWS) – British actor Kenny Baker, who played robot R2-D2 in the Star Wars film franchise, has died aged after a longstanding illness. He was 81.

His niece, Abigail Shield, told the Guardian: “It was expected, but it’s sad nonetheless. He had a very long and fulfilled life.

“He brought lots of happiness to people and we’ll be celebrating the fact that he was well loved throughout the world. We’re all very proud of what he achieved in his lifetime.”

Baker, who was 3-foot-8, first played the robot character in Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX NEWS


Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free