‘Star Wars’ actor Peter Mayhew passes away at the age of 75, family says


Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films has passed away at the age of 75, his family said.

In a statement posted on the actor’s twitter page, the family said Mayhew died on April 30, 2019, “with his family by his side in his North Texas home.”

News 8 will update this story as more information comes in.

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