Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars,’ has died

Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars,’ died at 74 on April 30th at his home in Texas with his family by his side.   He is survived by his wife,  Angie,  and his three children.

Mayhew played the character Chewbacca in the original Star Wars trilogy,  episode three of the prequels,  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, and helped train his successor in “The Last Jedi”.

Matthew’s family will hold a private memorial service on June 29th.  They also plan to hold a public memorial service sometime in early December.




 

Star Wars Trivia

How many Chewbacca costumes were originally made for Mayhew?
5
Correct! Five identical costumes were made for Mayhew: in the three original films and a holiday special, the suits were made of yak hair and mohair.
3
Incorrect. Five identical costumes were made for Mayhew: in the three original films and a holiday special, the suits were made of yak hair and mohair.
6
Incorrect. Five identical costumes were made for Mayhew: in the three original films and a holiday special, the suits were made of yak hair and mohair.

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