Peter Mayhew, known to all of us as Chewbacca from Star Wars, has sadly passed away.
Mayhew died surrounded by family at his North Texas home.
“He put his heart and soul into the role of Chewbacca and it showed in every frame,” his family said.
A public memorial will be held in LA for fans in December at EmpireCon.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Family posted the following statement on 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. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) May 2, 2019