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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.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||74 years|
|Birthday||May 19, 1944|
|Death date||April 30, 2019|
|Place of death||Boyd, Texas, United States|
|Place of burial||Azleland 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