(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Peter Mayhew, who played shaggy, towering Chewbacca in several of the “Star Wars” films, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 74. Mayhew died at his home in Texas on Tuesday, according to a family statement. No cause was given. The 7-foot-3 Mayhew played the beloved and furry Chewbacca, sidekick…

via Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Films, Dies at 74 — TIME

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