“Star Wars” Cast Members Remember Peter Mayhew

Perhaps the most iconic shot of Chewbacca
and Han Solo from the original Star Wars. (Lucasfilm)

Peter Mayhew passed away yesterday at 74 years old. Star Wars fans and movie geeks know that the 7’4″ actor portrayed Chewbacca, the furry and fierce partner to smuggler turned Rebel Alliance fighter Han Solo. Mayhem’s towering presence, graceful movements, and ability to project so much emotion through a masked visage made him the perfect person to play the beloved Wookie. His original Star Wars family have paid homage to the actor, and I have collected many of their comments below, including those from his family, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Billy Dee Williams.

Mayhew was a kind, gentle soul and one of a kind. He will be missed.

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