Peter Mayhew, the actor greatest identified for serving as the unique Chewbacca in Star Wars, has died. Mayhew’s household broke the information that the actor had handed away in his sleep on the age of 74 on April 30:
The household of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and disappointment, regrets to share the information that Peter has handed away. He left us the night of April 30, 2019 along with his household by his facet in his North Texas dwelling. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) Could 2, 2019
Along with taking part in the beloved Chewie in each Star Wars adaptation up till The Final Jedi (Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo took over the function), Mayhew was additionally a philanthropist whose group, The Mayhew Basis, has supported many worldwide charity causes.
A fan-focused memorial service for Mayhew might be held at Empirecon, a Los Angeles-based conference devoted to all issues Star Wars, in December.