Luke Skywalker and Han Solo actors pay tribute to Chewbacca
- Peter Mayhew, the actor who played
Chewbaccain the sci-fi film series Star Wars, passed away on April 30 at the age of 74.
Mark Hamilland Harrison Ford, who played Luke Skywalkerand Han Solo, shared their thoughts on their time Mayhew on the sets of Star Wars.
- Before Star Wars, Mayhew played a minotaur in Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.
Peter Mayhew, the actor that plays the giant furry Wookie warrior called Chewbacca in Star Wars, passed away at the age of 74 on April 30.
Co-stars Harrison Ford, who flew the Millenium Falcon alongside Chewbacca as Han Solo, and Mark Hamill, known as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga, issued statements to express their loss.
Ford told the Hollywood Reporter, “We were partners in film and friends in life for over 30 years and I loved him. Rest easy, my friend.”
Harrison Ford told the Hollywood Reporter
Ford and Mayhew worked together for the first time on the sets of Star Wars: A New Hope continuing that partnership till Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. After which, Mayhew continued on as a consultant on the sets due to physical problems from gigantism.
Hamill, who also met Mayhew on Star Wars: A New Hope, shared his thoughts on Twitter saying, “He was the gentlest of giants. A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile and a loyal friend who I loved dearly.”
He was the gentlest of giants-A big man with an even bigger heart who never failed to make me smile & a loyal frien… https://t.co/bMcfHn4S1q— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) 1556839716000
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