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Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Passes Away… What a Wookie!

Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the Star Wars movies, has passed away at the age of 74. He also played the character in the Star Wars Christmas Special (the greatest piece of TV in the history of mankind), he showed up as Chewbacca on The Muppet Show, the Donnie and Marie Show, The Star Tours Ride at Disney Parks, he even popped up on Glee as the mighty Chewbacca! He’s well known for embracing the role, showing up at fan conventions, he’s in just about every Star Wars documentary ever created. Godspeed Peter Mayhew! – Producer Dan