Famed Robot And Ewok Kenny Baker Passes Away At 83

Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker, bottom, with Brian DiMaio, middle, and Peter Mayhew, top, at an event promoting Return of the Jedi. DiMaio was told that his droid character ICUP-3O was going to replace C-3PO in the next Star Wars Episode due in 1986. Suffice to say that many were disappointed.

Lancashire, UK—Kenny Baker, who beep-beep-bopped his way into the hearts of millions of “Star Wars” fans acting inside R2-D2, has died after a long illness. He was 83.

Standing only three feet, eight inches tall, he also played the Ewok Paploo in “Return of the Jedi.”

Besides his very important parts in the first six “Star Wars” films, he also appeared in such films as “Time Bandits,” “Flash Gordon,” “RECOiL” and “Labyrinth.”

On television, Baker appeared in such programs as “Casualty,” “The Muppet Show,” “The Goodies” as well as a BBC production of “The Chronicles of Narnia.”

He was credited as a consultant in the most recent “Star Wars” film, “The Force Awakens.”

So far, no comment has been provided by his “Star Wars” co-star and well-known douche bag Anthony Daniels.

He is survived by two children.

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