Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca, has died at age 74.
The 7-foot-3 Mayhew played the beloved and furry Chewbacca, sidekick to Han Solo and co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, in the original “Star Wars” trilogy.
“He put his heart and his soul into the role of Chewbacca, and it showed in every frame of the films, from his knock-kneed running, firing his bowcaster from the hip, his bright blue eyes, down to each subtle movement of his head and mouth,” his family said.
A public fan memorial will be held in December; but truly, there is little more to say–for comfort or strength–than:
The Force will be with you. Always.