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"Star Wars" Fans Remember a Man Among Men... and Wookiees

He was described by “Star Wars” colleague Harrison Ford as a “kind and gentle man, possessed of great dignity and noble character.” *

At 7 feet, 3 inches, actor Peter Mayhew was literally a giant among men. So was his onscreen alter-ego, “Chewbacca the Wookiee.”

The 74-year-old Mayhew passed away Tuesday, April 30. *


However, “Chewie” the character is expected to live on, thanks to very tall actors and a legacy only a true Wookiee could leave behind.

As Obi-Wan Kenobi would tell his fine, furry friend :

“The Force will be with you. Always.” **


* The May 2, 2019, New York Times. Copies are available onsite at MidPointe’s Middletown and West Chester locations.

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Photo of Peter Mayhew from the New York Times via Google Images.

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