Peter Mayhew, actor who played Chewbacca in ‘Star Wars’ movies, dies


FILE PHOTO – World Premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” – Arrivals – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 09/12/2017 – Actor Peter Mayhew. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

(Reuters) – Peter Mayhew, the actor who played the furry co-pilot Chewbacca in several “Star Wars” movies, has died, his family said in a statement posted on Twitter on Thursday.

Mayhew, who was 74, died on Tuesday, the statement said.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Chris Reese



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