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Peter Mayhew Death Facts: Age, Cause of Death, Birthday, Date of Death Tragedy!

Peter Mayhew died at age 74, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding movie actor Peter Mayhew's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Earned a place in cinematic history for his role as Chewbacca in the Star Wars franchise. He also provided the voice of the sidekick Wookie in the Season 3 finale of The Clone Wars.

He was born and raised in Barnes, London. He married Angie Luker in 1999.

How did Peter Mayhew die?

Peter Mayhew's death was caused by heart attack.

Information about the death of Peter Mayhew
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Age of death74 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
BirthdayMay 19, 1944
Death dateApril 30, 2019
Place of deathBoyd, Texas, United States
Place of burialAzleland Memorial Park, Reno, Texas, United States


I think by that time I knew where Chewie was going, and he left me to do what was called for, because the character had been well established. You know, it was like putting on a second skin by that time.

Peter Mayhew

I think the main thing was that the character couldn’t speak in regular language, so he had to be mimed.

Peter Mayhew

I can go out in public without being recognized. If I want to be recognized in public, it will happen.

Peter Mayhew

George has only got to ring me. His imagination is so wonderful, I’d do any character he might create.

Peter Mayhew

It was amazing that during rehearsals, without any of the costume on, the character was there complete. It just happened. Half the time, I didn’t know I was doing it.

Peter Mayhew