Harrison Ford has fondly remembered the late Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, saying he performed the role of Chewbacca with “real dignity and class”.
The family of Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew has thanked fans for their tributes as devotees of the Star Wars franchise gathered around the world for the annual May the Fourth celebrations.
Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew has been celebrated for portraying Chewbacca underneath “a half ton of yak hair” as tributes were paid following his death.
Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew has been remembered as a “kind and gentle man” and the “gentlest of giants” by his co-stars Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill following his death aged 74.
Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew has been remembered as a “big man with an even bigger heart” following his death at the age of 74.
Peter Mayhew played perhaps one of the most instantly recognisable characters in cinematic history but will have been able to walk down most streets without being accosted.
Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in Star Wars, has died at the age of 74.