Peter Mayhew Remembered: Mark Hamill Calls Chewbacca Actor "A Big Man With an Even Bigger Heart"

Peter Mayhew Remembered: Mark Hamill Calls Chewbacca Actor
Peter Mayhew, the actor who originated the role of Chewbacca, was fondly remembered by his 'Star Wars' family as a "gentle" man with a "big heart."

Mayhew's family announced the actor's death on Thursday via Twitter: "The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home."

George Lucas, who discovered the 7-foot-2-inch actor and cast him as the Wookiee warrior in 'Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,' called Mayhew "a wonderful man."

"He was the closest any human being could be to a Wookiee: big heart, gentle nature... and I learned to always let him win. He was a good friend and I'm saddened by his passing," the director said in a statement.
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