Hell And Damn It All; Peter Mayhew, The Actor Who Played Chewbacca Has Died

Peter Mayhew
Peter Mayhew, left, first met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right, as a custodian at Kings College Hospital in London. Together the two have reached great heights.

Boyd, TX-Actor Peter Mayhew, best known for playing the Wookiee Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” franchise, died Tuesday. He was 74.

The 7 foot 3 inch actor was a fan favorite in the “Star Wars” films, and also appeared in such films as “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger,” “Yesterday was a Lie,” “RECOiL” and “Terror.”

He also played Chewbacca in various TV shows, including “Donny and Marie,” “The Muppets” and “Glee.”

He is survived by his wife, Angie, and their three children.

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