‘Star Wars’ Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew passes away at the age of 75, family says

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HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 10: Actor Peter Mayhew attends the world premiere of ?Solo: A Star Wars Story? in Hollywood on May 10, 2018. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)

Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for playing Chewbacca in the “Star Wars” films has passed away at the age of 75, his family said.

In a statement posted on the actor’s twitter page, the family said Mayhew died on April 30, 2019, “with his family by his side in his North Texas home.”

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