Peter Mayhew, RIP

It saddens me to note Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew, forever known as Chewbacca, has passed away. He died on April 30 at the age of 74.

For those of you not in the know, Joonas Suotamo took over the role of Chewbacca beginning in 2015. However, Mayhew was a consultant and helped Suotamo with the character.

Personally, I have a strong memory of seeing Mayhew and Kenny Baker resting by a window at one of the Wizard World Chicago’s I attended. It was an odd juxtaposition of extremely tall and extremely short.

May 1, 2019


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