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RIP Peter Mayhew

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No matter our divided feelings on the New Trilogy, I don't think any Star Wars fan, ever, has hated the mighty Chewbacca.  He was a unique character in 1977 when I first saw him on screen as an 8 year old boy.  He is probably the most beloved character in the franchise.  Peter always loved Star Wars, and he was so very thankful that he had the opportunity to play Chewbacca, and he was always humble in interviews, and as far as I know, was always gracious to fans.  Sad day.  May the Force be with you, Peter. 

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I am going to copy the following anecdote that my brother posted earlier today:

 

'A few years back, I took my son to a run down comic convention, to meet one of my favorite actors of all time- Peter Mayhew, the Mighty Chewbacca! When we finally got to meet him, my son said “What happened to your fur?” Without missing a beat, Peter said “Why I had to shave little boy!” We got a few autographs, and he even let us take a picture free of charge- What a great guy...sad to hear he just passed away...RIP Chewbacca - you will always be revered in our household! May the Force Be With You on your journey to the other side!'

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