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Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in 'Star Wars,' dies at 74

By Kendall Trammell and Jamiel Lynch, CNN



Updated 8:05 PM ET, Thu May 2, 2019

(CNN)Peter Mayhew, the original Chewbacca, has died, according to his agent.
Mayhew, 74, died on April 30 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. He is survived by his wife, Angie, and three children.The Hollywood icon played Chewbacca in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, episode 3 of the prequels and the New Trilogy, according to a statement from his family.Mayhew, who once used a wheelchair, stood tall to portray Chewbacca once more in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." He also consulted on "The Last Jedi" to help teach his successor."He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame of the films from his knock-kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth," his family said. "But, to him, the Star Wars family meant so much more to him than a role in a film."Mayhew started the Peter Mayhew Foundation to support people in crisis situations, including providing food and supplies for the children of Venezuela during their recent road to freedom."His kindness, generosity and care will live on in the Peter Mayhew Foundation with Angie taking the helm as his voice," his family said.A memorial service for friends and family will be held on June 29. In early December, there will be a memorial in Los Angeles for fans.
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First, Han Solo dies. Then Luke. Now, Chewbacca dies.

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Damn, definitely a big loss
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Originally Posted by AZuser View Post
First, Han Solo dies. Then Luke. Now, Chewbacca dies.

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Didn't Leia die too?
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Originally Posted by oo7spy View Post
Didn't Leia die too?
In real life, yes. As did Obiwan (OG, not JarJar-verse).

But Luke and Han are are still alive in real life, only dead in movieland.
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Oh.

I'm really confused now...
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Originally Posted by oo7spy View Post
Oh.

I'm really confused now...
Let me help -

Harrison Ford (played Han Solo) - Alive
Han Solo (the character) - Dead
Mark Hamill (played Luke Skywalker) - Alive
Luke Skywalker (the character) - Dead
Carrie Fisher (played Leia Organa) - Dead
Leia Organa (the character) - Alive (probably not much longer)
Peter Mayhew (played Chewbacca) - Dead
Chewbacca (the character) - Alive (now played by Joonas Suotamo)

Does that help?
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It doesn’t clear up my confusion, but it does help. Thanks.
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Met him briefly at the Philly Comic Con, a few years back. Super nice guy.
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Originally Posted by oo7spy View Post
Didn't Leia die too?
Leia did die in 8, and then used the force to Mary Poppins her way back into the ship and somehow come back to life.... Thanks Rian Johnson...
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