Actor Peter Mayhew Dies At 74, Played ‘Chewbacca’ in Star Wars Series

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ABOVE VIDEO: Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for playing the character Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” movie series, died on Tuesday, his family announced on his Twitter page. He was 74 years old.

(FOX NEWS) – Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for playing the character Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” movie series, died on Tuesday, his family announced on his Twitter page. He was 74 years old.

“The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home,” the tweet posted on Thursday said.

Mayhew’s cause of death is unclear.

Accompanying the post was an image of Mayhew and the beloved Wookie character, as well as a longer statement from his family that laid out the “Star Wars” movies the actor appeared in.

They included “the original Star Wars trilogy, episode 3 of the prequels, and the New Trilogy.”

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