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Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew dies aged 74

Family of Star Wars star says he died at Texas home on Tuesday

The family of Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars franchise, announced his death on Twitter on Thursday. He was 74.

Mayhew died in his North Texas home surrounded by his family, the statement on Twitter said. He is survived by his wife, Angie Mayhew, and their three children.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/02/chewbacca-peter-mayhew-dies-aged-74

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